Served at a party last night, I was somewhat surprised that they still had any 2006 vintage left. I have probably had this wine, years previously and well before I started to take notes.
A decent reddish hue in the glass showed off some strawberry notes in the nose. On the palate, I got some strawberry and plumish notes, pretty un-Pinot like. Perhaps the bottle was trying to further develop after 7 years, but in what direction? The wine did not taste over-the-hill, yet I sensed it has seen its peak. Still tasty, just in a different way. I did notice good balance and there was a slight tannic content still lurking. This wine is not expensive, yet delivers good value and is generally a decent Pinot Noir. I hesitate to rate it but think in its day it would have been a solid 3 star wine.