DRC Tasting Group (Cafe Veloce): Tasted blind. Sweet fruit, some heat, mixed with wood spice and earth. A bit reductive. Rich, red cherry and strawberry flavors on the body. Fine but present tannins fade out softly on the long finish. Medium acidity, and nicely balanced. Most folks (myself included) pegged this for younger Burgundy. 91+
aging color suggests loss of primary flavors which is certainly the case; in fact, it was washed out, dry and pretty much gone; too bad as I`ve had many of this wine and all have been very good to superb.
This bottle with a terrible fragmented fully saturated cork. Very nice Burgundian nose. Color of a maturing Burgundy as well. Palate doesn't live up to the nose, but is OK, with just a touch of disjointed alcohol at the finish. I suspect other bottles, chosen because of excellent fill, will be in better shape.
Older Oregon Pinots (Wildwood, Portland OR): I was having problems with this bottle. The nose was very nice with red fruits, cherries and spice tones. But the palate for me was mostly out of whack acid. Granted, it took me a bit to get to this bottle as I was behind others in drinking
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