A singularly unimpressive bottle. Tart red fruit on the nose. Thin and not complex on the palate. Some cranberry and citrus, without much going on. Peternelson had it right in the note below: "bland". This wine is going backwards . . .
Spicy/savory nose, very juicy cranberry palate, firmly structured. Decanted and started on in about an hour later, and it developed very well over the course of the next few hours. Very nice wine. I imagine a bit more time will soften up the structure. The next day the nose shows lots of Christmas spice qualities, really enticing, and still drinking well.
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(Rhys Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard) Medium dark cranberry red color; cherry, French oak, sandalwood nose; tight, velvety textured, tart cranberry, tart red fruit, sous bois, mineral palate, needs 3-5 years; medium-plus finish 91+ ps.
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