October 15, 2019 - A bit thin on taste and feel on opening. Opened up over the next 2 hours and revealed nice aromas and flavors of dark cherry and red berries, with herbal/floral notes. Not bad, but not great at almost $50.
October 2, 2019 - EEE October 2019; Oregon plus a few ringers (@ AR): Red and dark berries, herbs, vanilla and some eucalyptus in the bouquet. On the palate chocolate, red berries and cherries, juicy acidity and mild tannin. Good length.
October 2, 2019 - Darker than the Lingua Franca just prior. Black cherry and dark fruit flavors. Nice.
September 21, 2019 - Pnp, perfect cork and level, ruby, denser than usual for Burgundy, little rim development; attractive if relatively straightforward cherry fruit driven bouquet with a touch of raspberry and earth notes, ripe; medium full, quite long and persistent, sweetish if simple core, happily not over-extracted, correct rather than exciting, silky, scope to improve. At least VG (16)…...better drink than technical mark shows!
September 4, 2019 - This deep ruby wine offers aromas and flavors of ripe raspberries and cherries, accented with notes of clove, black tea, bramble leaf and sassafras. Medium-bodied and with low-to-medium acidity, it wraps its flavors with relatively soft tannins, restrained oak and silent alcohol (listed as 14.1%). Unfortunately, it thins out dramatically on the middle palate and concludes with a short finish that lacks vibrancy. Being a fan of Drouhin's Oregon operation, I am at a loss for what went wrong here. Drink now-2022.
September 3, 2019 - Pale red cherry colored, medium bodied wine
Red fruit donated by ripe cherries. Sweet floral notes
Tastes like the nose. Dominant red cherry taste with a medium finish. An easy pop and pour bottles that went great with roast chicken tonight. A fair QPR. A decent bottle for sure.
August 31, 2019 - Lighter
August 18, 2019 - This is not my style at all - sweet red cherry dominated, felt like it moved into the candied cherry taste. Consistent notes over 2 nights. "Won" this in a wine grab.
July 14, 2019 - Loved this. Cherry on the nose. Palate has cherry, raspberry reduction, and hint of pomegranate. There’s a cool polish on the midpalate that really appeals to me, very much glides across the palate. Finishes with medium drying tannins.
June 8, 2019 - Winebar [4 Whites, 8 Reds, & 4 *shared* bottles] from 06/07/19] (Vintage Wines Ltd., San Diego, CA): "Handpicked into 25-pound totes, then hand sorted & de-stemmed" prior to a "long & careful" fermentation; Aged in "custom made" Burgundian barrels; 15,682 cases made.
N: Closed; Blk (poss red?) rasps & blkberries
P: Med, poss MF, body; NICE, ALMOST swtish frt met by astringent pucker which somewhat resolves by the LONG, BALANCED finish with a tangy/SWTNESS to the dusty tannins. NEEDS through '20 (& MIGHT even approach its 10th?), but LOTS of potential for this! 14.1% ABV; My EXC-/EXC. 95 pts Suckling, 92 WE @ $45, 91 ea WS & Vinous (Raynolds), 90 WA, 16.5+/20 Jancis Robinson (Hemming), & Gold @ '17 Mundus Vini. [Check with this vendor if interested in their very COMPETITIVE price.]
Note: Also tasted on 10/27/2018, when I was not AS cognizant of the structure.