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.
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.
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.
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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