April 8, 2018 - PNP. Popular wine. Changed rather rapidly. Went through a couple odd phases.
March 5, 2018 - pnp. Tasted a little burnt at first but came around quickly. Nice, light cherry flavor. Very smooth and delicious and popular with the audience. Definitely at the end of life cycle, though. Drink up.
April 23, 2016 - Well balanced but soft and with enough acidity that it should easily last until 2020.
November 19, 2015 - Popped and poured. Big nose of black pepper, smokey cherry tree, raspberry preserves and some vanilla oak. Surprisingly deep in the mouth. Unsweetened raspberry jam and a healthy shot of resin. Long finish. Much better than the bottle we had in '11. Paired perfectly with pasta and mushrooms, thyme, and brown butter. Drink now or short-term hold. Fine.
July 4, 2013 - Nice Pinot. soft and easy
May 6, 2013 - Black cherry, earth notes and light pepper
April 11, 2013 - Opened last night after a long tough day at the cat doctor. It had hints of all the characteristics I loved in previous vintages of this wine--the soft cherry and the caramel tones--but there wasn't much interesting secondary development and at the same time, it's relatively low acid and all the tannins are gone. Probably would have rated it higher a year or two ago. Still a nice drink, but it's just going to fade from here so if you have 'em, drink up!
January 17, 2013 - Opened by thelostverse at dinner.Deep garnet color with notes of cherry, lavender, rose petals and red fruit with a lovely spice (clove?) undertone.Well-balanced; cherry, spice, white currant and berry flavors. Long finish. There is an elegance here- not something I associate with August West (or any SLH Pinots that I can recall). In a really terrific place right now. No reason to hold this as far as I am concerned- drink now-2014+.
January 17, 2013 - Last bottle. Opened at Anvil with Allred. This bottle was singing last night. Paired perfectly with a pork chop in soy, ginger and brown sugar sauce. Typical Rosella's cherry and cola. Nice lengthy finish.
November 29, 2012 - clear, reddish in color. floral, chemical, earth, citrus on the nose. cherry, smoke, oak, orange on the palate. lingering finish.