April 12, 2019 - Last bottle. Seems the fruit was just a touch less than last bottle, with a bit more dusty tannins. Drink up.
November 29, 2018 - Popped and poured. Super light ruby color, very translucent. Nose was popping with bright red strawberry and cherry fruit, hints of orange peel, baking spices and floral notes. Aromas jumped from the glass. The silkiest pure red fruit on the palate with juicy acidity and a silky mouthfeel and finish. Very impresed with this and drinking fantastic right now. Wish I had more in the cellar.
October 20, 2018 - Last of 4 bottles sadly, but drinking really well, if still vibrant and youthful. Definite subtle positive development, but in no means near any decline. disappeared quickly.
May 25, 2018 - Raspberries, minerals, and easy drinking.
March 18, 2018 - Last bottle of this. Another nice bottle, and while not earth shattering, it's in a really good place. Nicely textured with deep red fruit and some savory notes. I don't think it will improve with further aging, but I imagine it will keep drinking nicely for a few years.
March 17, 2018 - A really solid entry level wine, in the best sense of the term. While this is a step down from the 2011, it is crisp and acidic but has a good intensity of flavor, fully integrated fine tannins and it is very representative of the overall Ceritas style. This is probably a little more to the lighter end of the red fruit spectrum, with a little more strawberry and raspberry, but thee is a brambly quality that adds a savory quality and adds an air of complexity. I think this will hold for a couple years, but I would probably drink these sooner than later.
January 28, 2018 - Will write this one off as flawed. Cork broke in half on opening. Strong taste of vinegar. Not an issue of TCA. Will use for cooking or red wine vinegar.
November 5, 2017 - Popped and poured. Light ruby color, very translucent. Nose of bright red fruit, ripe strawberry, floral notes, hints of baking spice. Mostly red fruit driven on the palate with very pure strawberry and cherry flavors. Silky smooth and lithe on the palate with good acidity, minimal tannins. Delicious wine and a pleasure to drink.
August 8, 2017 - Medium red color, needed 45-60 minutes to open up bouquet of floral red cherries, light medium weight, plenty of red berry and cola on palate, good acidity, medium length finish. Quite a tasty wine with burgers and grilled Portobello mushrooms.
August 6, 2017 - Solid entry level Pinot from Ceritas. Medium bodied and easy to drink. Paired well with burgers. Drink now or hold.