A lot of Wines at Tommy's Clambake (again again) (Tommy's): Hey, this wine has finally come around and is ready to drink. Seems like it has taken 15 years and its only really been around 13. This bottle anyway was drinking great. Everything I want from this vineyard and producer and region. Good cherry, some sour cherry fruit. An underlying clean earthiness. Great freshness and acidity. Showing layers of complexity. I would imaging it has a decade and more left in it.
Big full, brooding, masculine nose of dense black cherry, earth and loads of spice. Palate has medium bodied, concentrated black cherry. This is still really young and seems to have a lot of locked-up nuance/complexity that is just not ready to come out and play. Even still, it's an enjoyable and maturing pinot ... but my guess is that the best is yet to come.
This still comes across as rather young and tight. Red fruits along with forest floor and some Provencal spices round out the nose and palate. Finish is a little simple, clearly tight, and a little clipped with some bitterness mixing in. Palate is lively with noticeable brightness to the fruit despite being >10yrs old. I think still needs some time to open up a bit more and resolve some structure.Becomes a little more earthy and less fruity/primary with air. On night 2 this fleshed out quite a bit on the palate and had a more pronounced nose. Very good.
Unusual mix of dark berry, oak and tar along with some bitterness. Quite a bit of roughness on the palate with a firm structure and plenty of grip. Overall, tastes somewhat more like a pinot/shiraz than a pure pinot.
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