Another in a line of Excellent Pinot Noirs from this producer. Stylistically, these tend to be big for Oregon, but would be on the smaller size for California (if that make sense). Garnet in color with some purple hues, mostly clear and bright. The nose has cherries, sour cherries, hay and slight earthiness. Light tannins. Great balance. On the palate, lots of sour cherries with some cherries with underlying char and a hint of earthiness. Long finish. This is, of course, very young but already drinking well. It would be better to cellar for ten years, and then drink over the next f
At age 10, this is drinking great. Deep ruby in color, clear and bright. The nose is nice with cherries, slight sour cherries, and spice. Medium bodied. This seems to be closing in on maturity. Nice cherry fruit with a bit of underlying earth and slight char. Nice acidity. Long finish. There is a nice complexity to this wine but it is also delicious. It is nice on its own but even better with food. Salmon would be a nice choice.