Dark purple garnet. Raspberry and spice nose. Palate of dusty raspberry, white pepper, cardamom and dried strawberry. Medium length finish of baking spice. Very enjoyable. This was my last bottle, but I suspect that this wine will easily drink well for at least 3-5 more years.
Pop and pour. Nose of raspberry and spice. Some initial heat on the palate eventhough alcohol is listed at 13.8. Red fruit with some layered spice especially on the finish. I think I will hold the other bottle for a few years.
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(Drew McDougall Ranch Pinot Noir) #2; COLOR-dark; NOSE-tight; a little cherry; some burnt smoked bacon; big nose, but tight; very young; PALATE-this is outrageously young; the tannins are very aggressive and some heat is coming through in it's youth; but the fruit is extremely pure and delicious; almost chewy -- I want to eat this; this is very big New World Pinot (not Burgundy); lacks a little depth on the finish, but overall, this is a very substantial and enjoyable Pinot Noir; but massively young (at least 4-5 years away); has great potential; this has great structure; very well made Pinot; get on the mailing list; I'm giving this 92+ right now, but the score could score MUCH higher down the line and why I'm giving this a such a range; W&S-96; GV-92/95