November 21, 2019 - The Fragrance if full of Flower & berries.
Still kinda young after 2 hours of décante.
Give few more years.
October 31, 2019 - Underwhelmed based on these ebullient reviews.
August 10, 2019 - very much same as my prior notes
served with king salmon!
August 3, 2019 - PnP. Les premier verres sont serrés. Une petite pause en carafe et c'est mieux mais seulement les derniers verres nous dévoilent un magnifique vin. Tout en souplesse avec du beau fruit noir. On est présence évidente d'un vin américain mais c'est dans les plus près de la bourgogne que je connaisse. 91pts
July 16, 2019 - Pinot in the City (Chicago, IL): Walk-around tasting, brief note. Complex aromas and flavors. Starts with ripe red berries and plenty of spice. More broad array of black and red berry and cherry flavors with sweeter spice and firm tannins standing just alongside the fruit. Impressive density and length. Needs time, 92-93+ point potential.
June 30, 2019 - Nice-nose of plum, berry, forest floor with multi-layered floral elements. Palate of persistent crushed red berries and high acid elements. Herbaceous characteristics of damp forest brings forward the taste of fiddle heads. Balance of all makes wine that is lovely.
May 17, 2019 - Willamette Valley May 2019; 5/17/2019-5/18/2019: Have always wanted to love this wine but have never really bonded with it. Super intense nose - roses, menthol, earth, spice. Medium tannin and acidic structure. On palate, seemed a little closed. Is that a function of where it is age-wise? Still beautiful. Price performance less so.
April 30, 2019 - Very aromatic nose (even more so than the Botanica) showing floral qualities, black cherry, blackberry and light hints of red fruit behind. Between medium and full bodied with black cherry and brighter blackberry upfront. Mid-body shows deeper darker notes of black raspberry, excellent density and waves upon waves of silky, elegant nuances. Acidity based tartness behind along with wildberry notes and a lengthy finish. There's a lot going on in the mid-body (both fruit and structure wise), but the wine is so deftly balanced, it comes off as balanced and integrated, but much more than the sum of its parts. Drinking quite well at present and should continue to improve over the next couple of years.
March 22, 2019 - complex and layered nose
fruit had density but the wine felt light on the tongue
decent length in the finish
February 8, 2019 - Not anywhere as dynamic as you would think based off other reviews...softer wine with mild fruits, currants, cherries. It started harsh until it opened after an hour or so but still not as big a Pinot as I had hoped.