It's amazing how much my Pinot tastes have changed in a year and a half. I simply found this overdone. Ripe currant and blackberry, charred oak, vanilla, lavender, and a bit of alcohol on the nose. Rich, silky palate and medium acidity. Mid-palate fades with air, but the finish of black cherry and spices remains long well after opening. Drink in the short term.
In a word: Spectacular. This wine continues to improve. It is big, with rich dark fruit that shines on both the nose and palate. A subtle cedar spice carries throughout the wine. And the finish lingers ... and lingers ... and lingers.
Dranks against an 03 Dom Serene Winery Hill and it was night and day, 03 was lacking nose, boring and hot; this was a big fruit pinot for OR, but not at the CA level, lingering finish, drank well immediately, but opened a bit more and continued developing for a few hours
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