Popped and poured. Surprisingly dark and tongue-staining red color for Pinot. Nose was earthy and forest floor-like; reminiscent of a lighter year, aged Bordeaux. Mouthfeel was silky smooth, with flavors of sour cherry. Tasted very tart at first, but tartness declined with air/time. Overall, this was an enjoyable wine, but it lacks varietal character. If tasted blind, I might guess that this was a Brunello of roughly the same age. 90 points.
Nothing makes me happier than the fact that Dujac is now farming the same exact area because it's a shame how bad this malconsort is. Just really dry under ripe tannins overwhelm the palate on this wine. There's hint of fruit but the finish was so bitter , on the positive side the awful finish was short.
$75 from K&L, p&p and nose was tight, palate was a bit acidic and not much fruit apparent, after about two hours it fleshed out meaningfully, nose had some sweet oak but not overdone, palate had some cherry, oak, cinnamon and was nicely tart... bit of an oak aftertaste... could be awesome of the fruit awakens over next five years, could be disaster if it fades... could this be like the long slumbering '96's?... i'm hoping for all that it scores 2-3 pts higher in a few years
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