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Community Tasting Notes (16) Avg Score: 89.4 points

  • Large dark cherry notes, spices, seemed to be a little high in alcohol--a bit hot, tannins were very mellow

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  • I was looking forward to enjoying my last bottle over the holiday - I really enjoyed the bottles from earlier this year and figured a weightier and spicy PN would be a nice compliment to the meal.... unfortunately this just came out thin, flat and otherwise unremarkable.

    From other reviews it seems like there is a fair amount of bottle variance. Seems like the consensus is to drink 06s now, so I'd dig in and hope for the best.

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  • Big red fruit, cherries, candied raspberries with some hints of earth, and plenty of baking spices. The palate is very rich, maybe a bit too rich and a touch hot on the back. Overall not bad, but there are better WV pinots out there.

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  • After popping initially, this wine has a subtle yet distinctive note of lavander on the nose, very unique, very surprising. It makes me yearn for spring. Unfortunately, the experience from that point on is a tad disappointing. Medium bodied but the fruit is mostly gone. The finish is pretty flat and one-note. Not bad, but it doesn't make my stockings go up and down. If anything, I'd serve this with a dense chocolate tort or bittersweet truffles.

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  • Grabbed these out of storage given the worrisome notes below.... I feel like it's drinking inline with where a lot of 06s are at, 375 or any other bottle. It's taken on a port-like quality on the nose - black fruit cobbler notes, caramel, mushrooms and black tea on the nose.... really enticing and rich. The fruit turns to red raspberries across the palate and gains a tartness with some oak at the finish. Finishing the last glass as I write this and digging it still.... no complaints and drinking in it's stride.

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    May/June 2009, IWC Issue #144, (See more on Vinous...)

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