Day 2. Stood up overnight in frig. With cork in. Today, a bit softer, fruit a bit more dominant, which says to me this may still be in a youthful stage. But still has an astringency and short finish that leaves me say its not a higher rated wine. But it probably has quite a full life ahead properly stored. And, who knows, 5-6 years from now might pleasantly surprise.
Revising my last note on this wine. Today it is a bit disjointed. The acidity dominates now, although fruit still around, but seems like it's just not all there. The nose is now very burgundian, with much more notes of soil and earth than bright fruit. Not a bad wine, but nothing to write home about.
A very strange, atypical Pinot Noir. VA on the nose is prominent, lacking finesse and complexity, kirsch-like red fruited. Mild earth, rose and asian spice relegated to the background. Big on palate, finishes with notable astringency. Significant tannin for the variety. Seems more like a Nebbiolo with a bit of age than a Pinot, though in any case the elegance and/or complexity one would hope for from either is not there. Did I wait too long? Or will this move into a more harmonious stage in a few years?
Unexpected pleasure with this pinot. Very warm, soft, sexy wine. Still a bit of Anderson Valley acidity, but everything seems to have just molded into a very pleasant overall pinot. Decent finish, fruit still vibrant both on nose and palate, more than I expected.
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(Roessler Pinot Noir Savoy Vineyard) Dark ruby color; redolent, black cherry, spice nose; plush, black cherry, black raspberry, Anderson Valley spice palate; needs 1-2 more years; medium-plus finish 91+ points
(Roessler Pinot Noir Savoy Vineyard) Medium cherry red color with pale meniscus; spicy, rich tart black cherry nose; focused, tasty, spicy, tart cherry palate; medium-plus finish (7 different clones, including Pommard, 114, 115, 667 and Martini)
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