Opened and left to slow ox for an hour. Small sample showed light garnet color and funk on the nose. Palate was off as i had just finished some tomato soup.
Two hours later we paired it with duck breast, wilted spinach, mushroom, pecans and whatever else my wife put in it. The funky nose remained and was very pleasant. The palate was light fruit and a little tart. Went very well with the duck. Very AFWE.
Medium garnet with orange bricking rim, light funky conac nose. Dry lightly tart metallic mineral, medium restrained fruit. Soft acid, aged ripe Italian plums, cranberries with light fully integrated tannins. Well balanced and a joy to drink if you like AFWE style wines.
Light ruby with a bricking rim, funky nose with stems and lavender. Tart cherry, berry with some effervescent notes on the PnP. Lighter body and fruit with lightly tart tannins on the finish. Some barnyard and forest floor in there, mushrooms and brambles. Tart red fruits emerging with some air. Time has rewarded patience to those likening a restrained style with a dose of red hills dirt.
Again the lighter BH style pinot - here you really feel and taste the whole cluster, which adds a nice herbal streak with a bit of bit. If anything, it's a bit much for the delicate fruit here. Maybe a phase, maybe it won't totally come into balance. Nevertheless, delicious with halibut and root veggies.
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