Drink Dates: 2005-2010
Initially this wine starts off much too big and burly for Pinot Noir. However a few hours in the decanter tames some of its overt aggressiveness. It is a deep blood red color with a powerful nose of stewed tomato, smoky oak, and decaying cherry with a bit of mineral, vanilla, and leather overtones. Smooth and rich with plush flavors that are the same as the wine?s aromas. Acidity is adequate. A short to medium length finish. The pricing of this wine is more than a little off putting ? it is priced the same as Marcassin Blue Slide Pinot Noir. Fruit was sourced from the Solomon Hills Vineyard (80%), the Laetitia Vineyard, and the Dierburg Vineyard (10% from each).
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