I last tried this wine approx a decade ago and tonight was thrilled how well it is showing and lively it remains. Baking spice aromas with forest floor character along with fairly mature black cherry and blackberry. Slightly more advanced on palate, but still a nice combination of earthy elements with black fruit and spice. If served blind, I could easily be convinced this was Vosne Villages.
taste: fuller bodied and quite youthful on the palate with medium+ acidity and balanced tones of roses, red fruits, red cherries and a lot of fresh picked berries
overall: This performed quite well yet again. And, like last time, it seemed to be much younger than it truly is. Well balanced with good depth on both the nose and palate, this seems like it's just getting going and has a long life ahead of it
This wine is really dark. Beautiful nose that gives you that classic Oregon plum,cranberry,pomegranate,purple florals and some baking spices. Nice spiciness intitially that quickly fades. The fruit is so pure and fresh on this bottle with loads of plums, cherries,and cranberries. There is a hint of forest floor on this with some tobacco notes that make it really wonderful. We consumed this over 2 nights and it got better and better with air. Wow.
Ringing in the New Year; 12/31/2010-1/2/2011: nose: very pungent and effusive nose with all sorts of perfumes providing a beautiful base along with tones of sour cherries, plums, mineral rich earth tones, all sorts of wild spice tones as well as a touch of roses. beautiful layering on the nose as it wafts out of the glass
taste: very pretty medium/full feel with medium+ acidity and layered tones of dark red fruits, sour red cherries, roses, and a good bit of wild spices. There is a nice feminine style to it on the palate as well as a lengthy floral finish
overall: this was served blind to me. While I was able to guess it as oregon pinot, the age wasn't even close as I thought this was more like a 00. This is a real lovely wine that will certainly be able to go a lot further but is extremely enjoyable right now. This grew as the night went on and really took on more elegance and purity
Aromatically - red rose, faint clove, slight stemmyness and very elegant. On the palate vibrant fruit. This wine has really bulked up on its old age.. it is not huge but for a 1993 it has good density and fine grain tannin. A fantastic floral and beautiful wine. BF ages well
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