Day 4 in Napa in the books! Running a day behind on notes...Napa time runs slow AND fast!
Oxidative and really good. Similar to the ‘08 I opened a few months back. Nutty, great honey/creamy texture. Caramel and roasted cashews. I enjoy these younger vs the JSchram. — 13 days ago
2013 open February 2019. Surprisingly full bouquet, lots of ripe red fruit on the nose. Much more re-strained upon drinking. But I was drinking a bottle lid been open for 24 hours. Smooth Tanic body, but nicely balanced with the fruit and a soft end/of-pallet finish call me. — a day ago
Last bottle I have of this and time has helped it. A streak of crunchy cherry, some sweet/savory gravel, and a whiff of tomato leaf on the nose. Intense cherry, mineral, and a bit of spice in the mouth. Tannin barely there. Crisp acids (12.9%). Very nice with coq au vin. — 7 days ago
Holy moly this pinot is delicious. Delicate, with some raspberry, fresh light herbs, anise, and clove tones with elevated, yet juicy acidity... the thing that makes this pinot so good is that it is simple, with excellent balance, and yet still has some complex layers. Aromas are enticing, and the finish is almost bone dry. Fairly young of course - could use a few more years to really be in its prime, however even now it is just flippin' fantastic. One of the best under $50 pinot noir I've had in a while. — 7 days ago