Consistent with previous tasting and remains outstanding. There is a floral note of rose with dried cherry on the nose, almost like a Barolo, but with more red fruit. Very silky on the palate with fullness and integration of strawberry, cherry and raspberry that goes through to a long and balanced finish.
Classic RRV Pinot. Delicious. Deep red with a hint of purple. Nearly opaque. Perfect shape right now. Aroma of fresh dark cherries, something floral. No earth or mushrooms or cola as in pinot from other regions. Pure Fruit. Moderately heavy mouth feel. Tart acidity. Very soft Tannin. Fruit forward, almost too much fruitiness for a pinot as this wine did not pair as well with food as other pinots. Dark cherry, a hint of clove or nutmeg and other spices. Acid keeps the fruit in check on the extended finish. Reminded me of the Gary Farrell pinots of yore. Totally New World Pinot style. Not my favorite, but very fine for what it is.
5th bottle out of 6. Just starting to lose a little fruit to tertiary development. A little more muddled and softer than previously - as expected this wine probably doesn't have the acid or tannic backbone to carry past a year or two more (to my palate, ymmd). It's aging, again to me, kind of like a lower-acid high end Aussie Shiraz so I'll drink my last one this year probably. Still a really good bottle of wine, and if you like the way softer wines get old you can hold for a while.
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