This was great. Opened and first had some significant earty, wet pine needle, funky tones. Not negative, but was significantly earth-driven. After some air the fruit came into form--fresh & dried cherries especially. Silky at all stages & probably best after a couple hours of bottle air. I'd bet good for a few more years.
Showed even better than the last bottle from a few weeks back. Good depth and balance, interesting flavors, fairly light style which works for me. Really nice orange peel thing going on here (also cited in CMNs recent note) that gives a slight bitter note.
Deep garnet color with a nose of red fruits, earth, and spice and white flowers.
On the palate, tart red fruits, orange rind and a hint of forest floor. While there's a nice density to the wine, there's plenty of acidity to keep things balanced. Tannins are unobtrusive and finish is medium.
My second go round with this wine in the last 8 months and it is a delicious bargain that still has many years of life left. It could probably use a bit more oomph in the mid-palate, but that's a quibble. This is a delicious wine at a bargain price that speaks very well of Oregon.
Deep crimson in color with slight bricking at the edges, this reveals earthy, red fruits and spice cake on the nose. The mouth feel brings very fresh acidity, pomegranate, raspberry, licorice and forest floor. The finish is medium in length and frames the fruit and acidity well, lifting both to a pleasant ending. 13.0% abv.
Purchased from the Berserker Day event directly from the winery for $27US, this wine is drinking so well right now and still have 5+ more years of drinking window. Wish I had more of these.
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