PnP. Garnet, with hint of orange at rim. Nose has loads of cherry, strawberry fruit and a stemmy, almost rhubarb streak that intertwines with asian spice, earth, mineral and floral notes. Palate has medium plus fruit with light acidity and soft, resolved tannins. Mineral noted on nose not really present texturally. Enters a bit round/simple but by the finish, acidity and remaining tannin strike a nice balance. Doing fine but not improving.
Somewhat volatile and cleft. Sharp and almost biting. Seemed more like a riper Cali Pinot past where it should have been drunk than the dense stemmy wine from a couple years back. Not sure what that means or if it's just some variation. Judging by this bottle I'd say drink em.
My last recollection of tasting this was in 2010 when it was served blind. My note suggests that stems were all over this thing. As for now, they seemed much more in sync with the wine. Nice earthy aromas. The fruit is aggressive on the palate. Big acidic cherries. The finish is clipped. Things seem pretty integrated and seems like a good time to drink up. Recommend having with food.
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