Needed something to wash down some Coho with fennel, grapefruit, and lemon thyme off the grill and this hit the mark perfectly. Great structure but gentle on the palate. Tried with a Riedel OR Pinot glass vs a Zalto Burg glass...Zalto won hands down. Wine felt lighter with red fruit vs darker fruit on the Reidel, and also brought out a larger citrus note. Strawberry, soil, cinnamon, white pepper, and orange with a balanced bouquet of roses, herbs, and spice. In a good spot but I'm guessing years of enjoyment ahead.
Love those BH aromas. Incense, 5-spice, moist earth, and red fruit. Compared to previous vintages, the 08 fruit is darker and more intense. Still very balanced though. Rocked with pork tenderloin off the Traeger with a splash of BBQ sauce and roasted curry cauliflower. Tart and fruity with a long finish. Strawberry, raspberry, and pomegranate. Long life ahead. Never disappointed in Brick House!
Finally, this 08 is entering its prime. A beautiful wine. Bouquet of fresh cherries, strawberries, minerals, spices. Well structured. Medium purple color. Thick legs, viscous. On the palate it only gets better. The cherries are present, with strawberry preserves following right behind. Flavors of earth, minerals, mushrooms and spices. This is an elegant and silky wine, with tannins integrated and balanced. Although delicious it is only entering its prime. The fruits and tannins should still mature with more time. I look forward to enjoying this again in several years. (Doris - 92. Delicious. Smooth as silk.)
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