My 2013 SSanta wine! PnP -750ml; translucent ruby red color; Nose of soft fruits, mostly cherry, with spices; flavors pf light and moderately bright cherry, clove, kitchen spices (gingerbreadish), and orange peel finish; smooth texture, fine tannins, decent acidity, a bit hot at first but mellowed out as we drank; Decent Finish of lingering spices and orange peel. Very nice while we put up our Christmas Tree! Thanks SSanta!
Right in the nick of time, this wine will probably only last one more year. Color is Ruby. Nose of Vanilla, Oak,cherries, strawberries.Light Texture with Cherries, a little oak and a little candied. Nice long finish with not much acidity. Good with or without food.
My second bottle. Drank my last bottle with toke_man and would have to agree...something was just not here.
Decanted for 30 minutes this time around and didn't mix with other wines. I have to say this time around I'm impressed. More inline with a California Pinot. Black cherry, vanilla, smoke, and sweet spices on the nose.
Palate delivered a nice cherry blush, the smallest hint of plum, and earth notes I can't quite put a finger on. Almost a sweet tobacco, but not. Crisp acids and decent body lend a firm and bold mouth feel. Not precisely smooth, not quite velvety, just...invigorating.
Had this head to head with Drouhin Louise and Archery Summit Estate and Arcus and this just felt a little more flat. While still Very Good, it lacked some of depth in the others. Only had about 10 minutes in glass before first taste so perhaps it needed more time to open up?
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