Huge, dark, concentrated, seems more like a syrah, except that it has a floral component that isn't syrah-like. Dark fruit, boysenberry and blackberry, rich and powerful. Heady aroma, more volatile than fruity.
This is a nice bottle of very representative OR Pinot. There's a strong herbal quality to the aromas, accompanied by dark cherry fruit. The palate is beginning to resolve some, but it's fleshy, as the vintage tends to be. I'm sure this will continue to develop in a positive direction, but it's quite drinkable now.
Decanted at restaurant. Started drinking after a mere 15 min, but never really improved like I was hoping. Certainly a solid wine and admittedly consumed in less than ideal circumstances at a restaurant, but still, so was last nights Bethel Heights Pinot and this just never wowed like that one did. Not that this went down hill...didn't really seem like past its prime...just never evolved at all.
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