Nose is very aggressive. Almost has the power of Syrah. Very meaty.
Palate is similarly dense. It’s not California - it has nice mineral spine and acidity - but it has that level of fruit. Some spice. Very delicious. Great with food. Some sleek almost but not really licorice like an underground river.
After an hour you get some barolo character. Sweet plum fruit. MUCH better.
Mos def a semi whack bottle of wine. By that I mean very distinctive. You should drink this when you have some time to think. It’s tasty enough to pop and pour but you’ll miss out on something g very good and very interesting.
Bought from fass Selections — a day ago
The wine I have opened tonight is the 2015 Anne Amie Vineyard Two Estates Pinot Noir. A barrel selection chosen of their two estates, 67% Twelve Oaks and 33% Anne Amie vineyards.
On the nose I am getting black cherry, black raspberry, cinnamon, spice, incense, mint and smokey oak.
On the palate there is black cherry, black plum, cola, clove, backing spice and oak.
The wine is medium bodied with medium + mouthwatering acidity and medium to + grainy tannins that lead to a medium to long dark fruit smokey oak finish. We are headed into another weekend so please be safe and enjoy yourselves with your wine of choice. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 8 days ago
Darker more complex nose than the Vergelesses. So good. Big ripe mid season cherry, so much sinewy earthy diet, spice and it smells more structured and concentrated. So complex. Just a symphony of Pernand. Complex and structured and more obviously young than the Les Vergelesses. So sappy and pure with a dark and bright cherry fruit profile at the same time. Long, sinewy, feral, spicey and complex. Amazing purity, depth, structure and concentration. So deep. This will age gorgeously for the next 10-15 years. — 4 days ago
Well? This wine is closed and hard to judge. It needs another 6-12 months may be more - and this for a 20$ Pinot. Very tart Cranberries hint of sour Raspberries. Earth, dirt, chalk and bark. Clove! - High acidity. Folks it really makes no sense to pop this - after 3 hours the wine is mostly unchanged in a Burgundy glass. Even the next day open to air this is coiled up. I suspect this could turn into a brilliant beauty - for now don’t touch it. — 7 days ago
Nose is singing. Gorgeous nose. Bright mid season cherries, sous bois, tea, even some marijuana, sour cherries, cranberry and such purity, minerality and depth. Such a soaring nose. Palate is gorgeous and deep with sappy sour cherries, a hit of opulence and good concentration but not overly concentrated. Sappy and so pure. Balance is out of this world. Incredible energy and so so engaging. Lovey mid palate that caresses but also prickles as well with buoyant acidity. Awesome inner mouth aromas that saturate the palate with fruit. Lovely velvety and gorgeously integrated tannins. This is drinking so well now but will surely age. Such a well made wine. Elegance, serious terroir and depth at this pricepoint is what Pernand 1er Crus do best. — 4 days ago
This is what happens when my wife goes in my cellar and grabs bottles. Was supposed to wait a whole long time to open this. Popped, quadruple decanted, vigorously swirled....then rose, gevrey-like earth, cinnamon spice, a hint of cedar...fantastic acidity, silky, lovely intensity...finely grained tannin on the finish. Will try again tomorrow, but so elegant and well-balanced already...loads of potential. — 4 days ago
2015 Texturé Deer Meadows Pinot Noir.
Nose - Perfume, dried leaves, dried cherries. Palate-Cold red Cherries & in this medium-bodied elegant wine. Moderate tannins & good acidity balance it out well with cinnamon and pine forest notes. The body not too full, and the mouthfeel is generous & pleasing. Pinot that you would have no problem serving for knowledgeable wine group. Edit - Decanted for an hour. — 9 hours ago
Generally regarded as one of Australia’s top Pinot Noirs. This is the second one of 6 I had in the cellar and based on this I need to drink the remainder in the next couple of years. The wine is pale to medium Ruby. On the nose there are sweet dusty cherry aromas with lovely florals. The palate is just medium bodied, quite sweet, lighter than expected but quite a persistent long finish. A very good Pinot but lacking some mid palate oomph. With time stewed red fruits - that Bass Phillip swampiness. I have had better examples of the Premium. Next in 4 to 6 months. Footnote: My previous note in May 2019 indicates the wine was showing better at the time. — 6 days ago
A pretty color of ruby, with a wide reddish rim and medium intensity.
Fruity nose of blueberries, cherries, currants, oak, mashrooms, wet leaves, herbs, black pepper and spices.
Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with cherries, strawberries, currants, light alcohol, light barnyard, spices, wood, chocolates and light earth.
Long finish with soft tannins and cherries.
This is a very enjoyable Pinot Noir from Oregon. Easy drinking with mild complexity and a nice mouthfeel. Well balanced and tasty.
Very enjoyable by itself, as a sipping wine, or with food.
Wine Spectator 91 points.
This is one that will age nicely in the next 5 to 7 years.
A Delicious Pinot Noir, and that doesn't come easy for me 😉
I paired it with hard cheeses and Italian cured meats.
13.5% alcohol by volume.
$45. — 11 days ago
Au Bon Climat 2014 Isabelle Pinot Noir
This is best-barrel bottling by Jim Clendenen, named after his daughter.
Medium body. Ripe cherry, very ripe raspberry, black licorice, sweet spices. Mouth-cleansing acidity. Drinking for another 5 + years. Drinking like it’s a premier league PN😉￼￼ — 9 hours ago