Consistently my favorite RM Pinot, this was the last of my 2016s…no restraint! No surprise, it showed the most layers but also the most in reserve for evolving down the road. For those who still have, I’d hold another 2-3yrs, or decant 2+hrs.
This was opened later in the evening alongside other wines, but at least was given a decant for about an hour before it was mostly consumed. Out of the 2016 single vineyard Pinots I’ve consumed, the easy answer is it’s mostly similar to the Summa, but just because that’s the easy answer doesn’t mean it’s the wrong one. The similarities with the black tea, pomegranate, mint, and muddled underripe raspberries are obvious but where it diverges from the Summa is with the blood orange…the citrus layers here are absolutely fantastic. A great combo of fruit and savory notes (doesn’t seem to have much whole cluster), with nervy acidity and a lengthy finish. This is just beginning to unfurl. — 4 hours ago
Wow! 18yr Wa Cab- still got it. Seamless flavors. Tannins and fruits are still doing their job. Think might even have a few more years. — 6 days ago
First try of Trousseau, delicious. Paired great with Kurobota pork chop and corn and crab bucatini! — 18 days ago
Wow. What a mouthful. This is not for the faint of heart. Not too fruity and quite tart, this Zin packs a punch. Dark cherries with a hint of oak. It finishes strong with some grippy tannins. — a day ago