An Evening at the Grillmaster's House: mature oregon pinot. the education continues! earthy but also quite brawny. Cola, hints of vanilla and black fruit. mid has a touch of balsamic note, deeply savory, rich fruit, a hint of warmth at the back. finish is ripe, rustic, with hint of tartness and spice.
This was a wine of contrasts; rich and elegant with a seductive bouquet of ripe black cherry, currant, cola and sweet herbs. It turned to earthiness over time, with dark soil, herbal tones, and a hedonistic whiff of brown sugar. On the palate, I found smooth silky textures, verging on velvet yet remaining balanced throughout, with rich dark fruits, licorice, black cherry, plum and sweet herbs. The finish was long and sappy at first, yet turning fresh with concentrated ripe raspberry fruit and lingering long. (93 points)
Absolutely seamless and silky smooth, and with great balance. Red and dried red fruits with hints of spice, earth and oak. Medium body with round edges and a nice fruity finish. Probably at or perhaps just beyond its peak but overall very elegant. 91+
Garnet. Nose of ripe black cherry,strawberry, and pomegranate . For me mature but not old, likely at its peak. My last bottle. Moderately complex. What I think of as classic Oregon pinot. Did evolve over three hours and took on more complex red fruit in the last hour.
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