The empty nest is full for the weekend celebrating Haley's 22nd. She asked if we had Meiomi, umm no. This was a good way to help her understand what real pinot is all about. Berries, nice acid and well balanced. A great value. — 5 days ago
2010 opened Oct 2017. I gave this wine an 8.7 a few years back, and I didn't think it had much hope for improvement, but either my tastes have changed or its improved quite a bit over the past few years. Leather and unripe cherries on the nose. Tannins are smoother and stronger now. Slightly unpleasant chlorophyll notes on the top of the palate, but they're pretty much extinguished by the velvety finish (dark red velvet). So I don't mind the off-notes. I don't see why this wine gets a 9.4 average rating though unless it's due to grade inflation. ;-) — 5 days ago
The opposite of disappointment in a bottle. Neat to taste something so enjoyable that was just vinified exactly a year ago, stemming from a very difficult vintage.
2016 saw smaller and fewer berries in Monterey, resulting in a low yield bottling of beautifully colored and intensily cherry and strawberry-forward rosé to write home about. Makes me wanna follow all ten commandments today. — 15 days ago