Splendid bottle consumed while still youthful but showing some maturity. Ruby in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose is great with cherries, macerated cherries, slight earthiness, just a hint of oak spice. Medium to full bodied. Layers of cherries, black cherries, funk and spice. Light but present tannins. Yes, some funk and oak but overall very clean. Enough fruit to finish the job in another five years, but great now. Long finish. Contemplative on its own, this will work well with food as well. Anything from roasted duck to Kung Pao Chicken. This should easily go another f
This is labelled Blue Slate but there is also one available labelled as "Blauschiefer" which means Blue Slate. Is this an export label? Perhaps. Ruby in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose is tight but opens to chow cherries and baking spices. On the palate, this has black cherry fruit with a hint of root beer. Almost like a very, very elegant old style Sonoma Coast. A nice depth and complexity despite its youth. Moderate tannins. Good finish. This took a while to open and if serving now, give it a good decant. This probably needs another five to seven years, to get close to
Garnet in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose is tight but opens to show black cherry fruit with slight spice. On the palate, this is ripe and bigger. Tart cherry fruit with light tannins. Nice finish. This is drinking well now and should continue for seven to ten years. This will work well with heavier sea food dishes.
An excellent value in Pinot Noir. This tied for first place out of eight wines in a blind tasting (my score and the groups). Garnet in color, mostly opaque and bright. The nose has black cherries and spice. On the palate, the black cherries come thru with a bit of anise on the finish. This has a lovely texture. Bold but not over done. This is drinking well now and should drink well for at least another three to five years. It will work well with food, fried chicken would be a nice match.
This listed Pinot Noir on the front and back labels with no mention of Spatburgunder. A.P. 179242300419. Screw capped. Ruby in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose has cherries and baking spices. On the palate, tart cherries and cherries. A nice depth to it. Light tannins. The seems like to should continue to improve for five to seven years and drink well for another five to seven after that. More middle of the road in style. This should work well with salmon or other heavier sea food and also drinks well on its own.
My first time trying this producer. It will appeal to those who like very delicate, cooler climate styles of Pinot more than I. Pale ruby in color, clear and bright. The nose has cherries, celery and an herbal note. Light bodied. On the palate, the cherries come thru a bit but the celery is stronger. A medicinal/herbal note on the finish. Not sure where this goes from here, but if you like it young, you will probably like it over the next five to seven years. It will work much better with food, perhaps a salad with fresh pomegranate.
Apparently, their first vintage of Pinot Noir. A.P.
Ruby in color, clear and bright. This is tight at first but opens with air to show cherries and a slight citrus (orange peel?) quality. Medium bodied with medium tannins. On the palate, tart cranberries and some cherries. Moderate finish. This is drinking well now and probably should be drunk over the next three to five years. It will work better with food. Roasted fowl would be a nice choice.
This proved proved to be a love it or ate it wine in a recent tasting. It tied for the wine of the night but had some detractors including me. I think the biggest issue had to be whether it was past prime or in its prime. Ruby in color, flat and cloudy. On the nose, there is a sour cherry juice quality with slight oxidation. Medium bodied with light tannins countered by a soft texture that was easy to drink. Thin. The sour cherry fruit come thru on the palate. A shorter finish. I didn't find the complexity hoped for in a 12 year old Pinot. It is fine and drinkable and not too expe
This is the best vintage of this wine and that is saying something. The top Pinot Noir uses the best barrels of all of his single vineyard wines to craft this wine. Normally, a very fruit forward wine, this is more ephemeral in nature. The term "Burgundian" gets thrown around a lot but is not far from the mark here. Deep ruby in color. Clear and bright. The nose is great with raspberries, black cherries, cherries, spice and slight clean earthiness. Medium to full bodied. Light tannins. On the palate, this unwinds slowly in the glass. Deep and complex. Cherry and black cherry frui