The Oregon Pinot Noir I’ve been looking for…mostly. Label claims cherry, black currant, and forest floor. I’m happy to say it’s well-balanced in those areas. It has the earthiness that Firesteed was missing, yet I could use a little more and it still has a lighter body that keeps it from perfection. Not sure one can expect more body from Pinot Noir these days, at least coming from certain regions. Great balance and fruit aroma to the nose as well, no harsh acidity or spice. — a month ago
Tasting wines for my W set and I randomly cracked this open because I had two bottles and I have no clue as to where I got them. I didn’t know the price point and right away I thought incredible! Almost like you’re tasting something out of a 2019 burgundy. I’m surprised it being so young. It still has some earthy layers to it. I’ll be back my friend. — 5 days ago
Light but perfectly smooth
Not too sweet with notes of cherry and black licorice — 18 days ago
Wildly variable ratings. Haven’t had many cabs recently but I liked it and would buy it again. — 10 days ago
Delicious. Complex nose has plenty of ooozing, sappy dark cherry fruit, a decent amount of toasty, clove-like French oak, spice, warm moist loam. The palate is more minerally, with lots of crushed rock and salinity. Bone dry, but with mouth-clinging dark cherry extract. As slight bitter note at the tail end of the finish, which is long. The acids are there but soft, and there’s some very soft tannin, so this will certainly age at least a few years.
UPDATE: On night 2, the oak is much better integrated and the wine is more settled and complex. Upping from 9.2 to 9.3. — 9 days ago