Wines At Our Table; Week of May 3r, 2015; 4/20/2015-5/3/2015: Dark Ruby color fading toward tawny at the rim with appealing earthy, savory cardamom laced red fruits, plum, and sandalwood aromas on the palate it's medium bodied and harmonious fruit.acidity and velvety tannins with bing cherry, plum, raspberry spice and a pleasing minerality. Lingering finish.
PnP to sip on while working this evening. Deep ruby/purple at the core, fading to some tawny colors at the rim. The nose shows aromas of bright cherry fruit, some soil tones, wet rocks, and a gentle yet alluring spice. The palate shows a med bodied wine that is med in alcohol, showing light tannins and a refreshing med acidity. The flavors echo from the nose, including tart red bing cherry, plums, spice box and light espresso notes. The mid palate is a bit hollow today, making me think I waited a bit too long on this one (and I have one more!). I will check in again over the next day or 2, but at this point, drink this wine up now. Very good. 89 pts. Checked back over the next hour, and the mid palate seems to be flushing out nicely, and really comes together with more air. Delicious, bumped my score to 91.
A clear, beautiful Pinot. Like a ballerina: Elegant in body and structure, quite lean but with features that stand out. The fruit isn't apparent in the nose as much as a stand alone smell but I get a little fruitcake of fruit and spices, perhaps even some vanilla at the end. The body is cool and has two modes: you get a taste that is more sea air and garrique as you sip and then cook red fruit as you swallow. The finish lingers for twenty seconds but fades into sour cherry.
My 4th bottle and I'm getting less tartness than in previous bottles. Cherry and beetroot flavors predominate, with just a hint of earth and spice. Incredibly easy drinking with a short (30 minute) decant. Well balanced and filling out a bit in the mid-palate.
Saved a glass in fridge and didn't hold up well. Probably best for near term (2+ year) consumption, but in a very nice place today.
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(Copain Pinot Noir Les Voisins) Pre-release (Fall 2010 release) - medium dark cherry red color with pale meniscus; plush, cherry, raspberry, black raspberry, baked cherry nose; a little tight, tasty, cherry, raspberry palate with good acidity; medium finish 91+ pts.
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