Wow, this was a bit of a surprise. The last bottle I opened (different source, about 5 years ago) was equally complex but not nearly so opulent. I suspect it was still a little shut down. This continued to develop over the course of the evening. Lots of ripe but not overripe fruit, gorgeous nose.
Something I've really been wanting to try. My first aged Arcadian pinot, and hopefully not my last. On the darker fruited side of Pinot, with beautiful perfume With darker fruits, mossy forest floor and earth. Beautiful balance and very much alive with good tension. While there is plenty of fruit, this has much more than that, with savory and earthy facets and a wholeness to its components. This has developed beautifully. At peak. Thank you JM
-- popped and poured -- -- tasted a single glass non-blind over approx. 25 minutes --
NOSE: spicy stems; clean red fruits; hint of camphor; very pleasant.
APPEARANCE: ruby color with slight bricking throughout; color is of medium-light depth.
TASTE: maturing red fruits; hint of leather; gently spice; high acidity; very fine tannin; medium-short finish of medium intensity. I was very impressed with how well this was drinking today; I'm not sure there's much reason to keep sitting on these, but do know if you have 'em you haven't waited too long. Was fun to share this bottle with Joe, who hadn't tasted this, his first Pisoni vintage, in quite some time.
This one is still going strong and is at a perfect place to drink. Well balanced still has a good amount of fruit mainly dark cherry and berry. Some earthiness and leather on the front, nice long finish. Darn good for a 16 year old Cali PN!
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