Inputing some of the few notes I have taken this year.
2006 Copain Pinot Noir Hacienda Secoya - USA, California, North Coast, Anderson Valley (7/13/2012)
When I had this 4 years ago I loved it. Now I am a little unsure about it. It did improve with air but didn’t really show the structure for the long term. A nice pinot but expected more. Maybe it is just in an odd place. (88 pts.)
2005 Loring Wine Company Pinot Noir Naylor Dry Hole Vineyard - USA, California, Central Coast, Chalone (7/11/2012)
I think this is my last of these. At this time the wine smells and tastes much more like a 7 year old Zin than a Pinot. If it was served blind to me, that’s what I would have guessed. It was good but more down the zin road. Kept in balance and has good structure. Kind of wished I had 1 more to keep for another 10 years out of curiosity. (86 pts.)
2004 St. Innocent Pinot Gris Shea Vineyard - USA, Oregon, Yamhill County (7/2/2012)
So sad that these vines got ripped out . I had this over two days. On the first day it was all a bit dull. Nothing a good nights sleep couldn’t fix. Very expressive and showing some secondary qualities. Medium acids. The finish is slightly heavy but the wine has not faded. A very nice domestic Pinot Gris. (88 pts.)
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