Light ruby with garnet rim, lilac, mineral, forest floor nose. Dry, tart berry, lighter fruit, medium body, some earthy mineral elements with a hint of leafy bitter. Nicely aged, restrained and at a good place now. Day two, I was a little underwhelmed on day one, it went well with the turkey dinner, on it's own was OK, but not great. Given a day, Oh Boy, much improved, very good. Dry, round body, super good mouthfeel, fruit, acid and tannin balance. Went up about 3 pts. Luscious fruit, ripe cherries, plums, dates and has the tart, bright berry flavors I find appealing, a bit of earth and stemmy tannins on the finish for balance. A vary complex and lovely wine. Drink with food, turkey day leftovers in this case. Just getting better all the time, I'm really looking forward to the remaining 5 bottles and may need to get a few of the newer vintages as well. It now has a similarity to a '94 Bethel Heights PN I drank a while back that was remarkable and renewed my appreciation for PN.
Well, about 16 months has gone by since I last sat down with one of these. Profoundly elegant nose of strawberry and raspberry underpinned by earth, leather and autumn leaf. In the mouth the fruit is to the fore but this rolls back to reveal leather, sweet spices, earthiness and slight tannic grip. On the long finish the warm alcohol, that is not intrusive, comes forward a little but the fruit carries through. I need to get my hands on some more of this.
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(Antica Terra Pinot Noir) This young beauty, from a challenging Oregon vintage, is still evolving in the bottle. Delicious aromas of dark berries and violets emerge on the nose, with cherries, soy sauce, and five-spice following on the palate. Cult Wines for Tough Times
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