While I try to stick to wines available to the general public in Ontario, this is one of the wines I brought back from Oregon earlier this year. I had a hankerin’ for Oregon pinot last weekend, so I opened a bottle of this. I still love it, although I think this wine is built for drinking by itself. Good thing I have one more bottle in the cellar!
One the nose: dark cherry, cola, an interesting cardamom-ish aroma, and some floral notes – like violets!
In the mouth: cherry cola-ish, but not over the top. Ripe, red cherry and vanilla, with some smokey oak spices. There is a nice tannic structure here, firm but very forgiving and roundish. Ripe flavours, nice balance. Flavours follow through to the finish which is medium in length. 90pts.