Sass, Christie's Cuvee PN (2008)
Blend of Walnut Ridge and Wild Winds (only vineyards on property)
Second to last bottle from harvest. Drank with Mac, with Monday night steaks 7/1/19
Takes a little time to open, still lush. Less nose than expected: dark fruit and potting soil. On the palate lush and concentrated, with notes of stewed cherry, hints of cranberry, violet, earth, green, and a medium finish with surprisingly decent grip. Slightly unbalanced acid and low on fruit, may be hitting its age cap — 21 days ago
Perfect brunch/porch (with the tree guys & a good book the day after your b-day) sipper.
Slightly underipe strawberries, fig, raspberry, slightly round mouth feel, toast, subtle but not too delicate — a year ago
Grapes sourced from OR, volcanic soil, carbonic maceration, 100% whole cluster grapes, 10 months in neutral oak. Fluerie inspired but far more masculine.
Aromas of potting soil and slight mineralogy, tart cherry and raspberry, mushroom, florals. Clean. Complex. With time the fruit/brightness becomes less pronounced, more balanced. Low tannin. Low sugar. Light body.
One of Adam's picks. — 2 years ago
Sweet bring green herbs, endives (nutty, bitter), underripe white peach and apricot, bitter citrus rind finish, round, med+ acid, — 4 months ago
Last night at Sass
PN aged on chard lees for 48mon. Tastes like Oregon: underripe ground cherries, slate, — 8 months ago
Sweet, bright green herbs, endives, unripe apricot and white peach, citrus rind, round, high acid. Opens as it warms up — 4 months ago
Dried herbs, orange peel, black cherry, per Mac a bit "naturally sweet"/fruit fwd, deep potting soil, taste the terrior, touch of black pepper
Reliving a bit of Oregon on Macs couch — 7 months ago