Loved it. Light and crisp almost like Sauvignon blanc but smoother finish. — 4 days ago
Velvety, could have been more complex but didnt open long , reminded of an older copain Pinot — 11 days ago
Weedy and disjointed on opening. A day’s aeration reveals a spicy, sappy Pinot of real character. Somebody at this winery has both perspective and patience. One of the better $20 bottles of Pinot out there. — 2 months ago
Very enjoyable, somewhat contemplative, and very representative of both terroir and onstage. I thought this was past peak, the. Then Again it is drinking better than the one that I than the one I opened 9 months ago, so what do I know?
Evocative nose to me screams ANDERSON VALLEY with classic dark cherry fruit along with blue and black fruits, all encased in sandalwood. Forest floor after the rain, but also the sanguine, meaty notes that I would associate with Willamette valley and particularly Dundee hills) and sanguine meaty notes of many Willamette valley wines). Bay leaf, and also an herbaceous top note I can’t place. Maybe tarragon? Dark and even ranging into amaro territory, but not rustic or brooding. There is great clarity to the fruit and the seamless integration of the exotic wood creates something noble and fine. Structure is there, with a nice big but clean mouthfeel and medium acidity that is palate cleansing more like a sip of water than a beauty peel. Not a ton of length. There and gone, but what a performance!
Also happy (relieved ?) to see you notes consistent over time
— a month ago
Drink up, not gonna get any better. — a month ago
Smell of a little age, but fruit is still firm, fig, licorice, rosemary, rose. — 2 months ago
Smells very fruity but also pleasantly wine-y. Very stuffy and sweet, full bodied, low tannins, slight sharpness at the end balances out sweetness at the very front and middle — 3 months ago