August 17, 2019 - Decanted for 30min then back in bottle. Initially a good whiff of volatile acids after decant which mostly blew off. Mild VA aromas with hint of parmesan, red cherries, green stems and a dry, woodsy bark. Palate showed more dark cherries, earth, bark, mild green stems that give a nice savory edge. Nice acids. The wine has gained more weight with age with darker fruit. Lost the brightness of its youth and the VA is a bit bothersome. While really enjoyable, I think I prefer the vivacity of its youth over the darker, weightier hued wine that it has become.91+
August 5, 2017 - The nose had notes of flowers, cherries, and earth. The palate tasted of red fruits and there was a pleasant acidity A nice Pinot, I am looking forward to trying their single vineyard bottlings, if I can get my hands on some.
December 21, 2016 - Decanted for 2h. A: Brambly red and black fruits, earth, bark, and some green herbs and stems that swirls from one aroma to the next P: Red wiht more black fruits, earth, bark, green herbs all mixing and joining together Tannins at the end. Nice moderate finish with waves of flavor with smooth tannins at very end. Suave and elegant. Nicely done.
January 10, 2016 - This wine benefited from aeration. It opened significantly after about 90 minutes with a noticeable floral aroma. The color is a very pale red, though my Zalto burgundy glass probably enhances the pale nature of this wine. The wine tastes neither of burgandy or California, but is somewhere in the middle with a slight new world leaning. The palate has fleshy red fruits of strawberries and bing cherries. The tannins are fine and there is a distinct licorice aftertaste. This is a very nice Pinot.
December 21, 2015 - Ok. This has not improved since my first bottle two years ago. In fact, it's borderline horrendous. To call it odd would be an understatement. There's perhaps some interesting fruit lurking somewhere, but it's completely overwhelmed by something that if not VA, does a very good job of mimicking it.
Update: Trying to salvage this, I decanted for sediment, rebottled, and shook the heck out of it, sort of like the MollyDooker shake. It made this wine better, bordering on tolerable. The overt VA is diminished, giving more of a sense of grapefruit juice and dark room chemicals on the nose. The palate is marginally more pleasant.
While I have hope for some of the other Enderles in my cellar, this one is beyond disappointing, even after the aforementioned CPR.
August 23, 2015 - Drank this with 2012. Lighter, more on red fruit spectrum, with earth, brambles, pinot fruit, and a peppery dose on the finish. Really good.
July 28, 2014 - dry no substance bitter ish thin weak a blip vintage for the brilliant cult winemakers just one of those years not suited to pinot in germany
November 5, 2013 - Bright red. Pale. Clear at the edge. Waited 15 mins for funk to blow off. Bright, transparent purplish-red; cool fruit nose - raspberry - with good acid. Easy with food. My wife noted it was lacking a bit of concentration, but I liked the elegance.
November 1, 2013 - On the nose - Earthy, punky. A fair bit of barnyard and maybe a hint of VA. All that blows off a bit, and when it does, what's underneath appears to be quite pleasant. On the palate, nice balance and seemingly well made. That said, I can't get past the nose, which is just not my style. The next bottle will require some thought re: food pairing, as I don't see myself drinking this on its own.