This wine was part of the #9 Virtual Wine tasting. I made some notes from others at the event.
It is very extruded and rich looking in the glass- a dark shade or red/purple and nearly opaque. On the nose I sense a sweet cherry pie note with a touch of Vanilla, black licorice and coffee. It’s very interesting, that’s for sure. On the palate I first get black cherry concentrate, chocolate and dare I say- overripe Reb berries? The mid palate continues the theme with more dark chocolate, Dr. Pepper, licorice. There is a modicum of tannins and a nice dose of acidity. The finish is dark and dry. The wine seems to be a touch sweet and getting more so as it airs out. It’s not my favorite style of Pinot but it did well at the tasting and for me it’s a 91 point wine. The complexity and depth are worthy of high marks. At $40+ it’s a pass for me, but others who enjoy the new world boldness will dig this wine. It got higher marks from the pros BTW. 3 stars in my book. Drink till 2029. Salut….