For those who like a bit more "Borgundian" style of Oregon Pinot Noir, Thomas is a great choice. Also, 2008 was a ripe vintage and I am reminded once again, the "great" vintages in Oregon are not the ones where J. Thomas makes his best wines IMO. This was not as good as a bottle consumed two years ago. So it goes. Slightly deeper ruby in color, mostly clear but a bit flat. The nose is nice with cherries, black cherries, slight sandalwood and a slighter mushroom. Medium bodied. Nice balance. On the palate, this seems a bit past prime and showing a bit tired. It is still good, but less than expectations. Cherries, some dried cherries and mushrooms. Moderate finish. This drinks nicely on its own, but would be better with food. A Mushroom dish would be great. These should be drunk (or at least checked in on), sooner than later.