December 3, 2020 - I waited too long to drink
October 24, 2018 - Wow. What a lovely wine. Aging beautifully. Medium+ body, fruits moving to stew but a ways to go. Substance and concentration in spades!
March 28, 2017 - Lots of complexity and a very nice Oregon pinot. Still has lots of life - could easily see this hanging on into the 20s. Lots of cherry, spice, earthiness here. My one nit is the stupid overweight bottle (similar to Argentina and Chile where this ridiculous trend persists).
December 10, 2012 - One dimensional upon opening with a muted nose nose of Cherry and some herbs Much better on Day2 as more flavors emerged but not memorable. 08 Domaine Serene Evenstad showed better with same meal
May 22, 2011 - Popped and poured. Ugh !!!! one dimensional New World fruity Pinot. Cherry and rasberry dominate. Soft smooth tannins. After one glass put the cork on top and hoped it would improve the next day. It didn't. Quick taste and then down the drain. Not recommended for anyone who prefers nuance and depth in their Pinots.
February 4, 2011 - Light hints of purple to ruby to the meniscus, and from overhead the color was translucent and darkened only at the very center. Floral smells, rose and raspberries on the nose. The tannins seem very smooth and there is an acidic zing. The wine tastes like raspberries tea, rose, with some stoney minerality. This needs some time to open up and maybe more time in the cellar.
January 23, 2011 - Double Blind Tasting - 1/23/2011 (Farpointe Cellar): Dark red in the glass. A nice mix of mushroom and raspberry on the nose, With a little spice and cherry thrown in. Soft and smooth on the palate, the raspberry and cherry fruit was more upfront, with the earth and spice in the background, especially on the finish.
January 15, 2011 - Great bottle of wine! With a great name ;)
July 31, 2010 - Saturdays at One - Volume 31: Tasted non blind. Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, fairly clear hue. Nose of roasted meat, leather, berries and cherries. Flavors tart berries, cherries and raspberries. Medium acidity, tannins and body. Drink or hold. 89-90.
July 31, 2010 - Pinot Noir vs. Pinot Noir (Oregan and California) (Farpointe Cellar): The nose had cherry and floral notes, raspberry and toasted herbs, a just a touch of spice. The palate was soft and had cherry and raspberry, toast and floral notes, and a spicy finish.