Light red. Great nose of red fruits, spice, and forest floor. Nice feel and lingering finish. Absolutely loved this and the best showing of the 6 bottles I’ve had so far.
Thanks for the note, Jeff - and welcome!
I’ve really enjoyed the 05 and 06 versions. Your note makes me want to sample an 07!
The estate cuvee is tasty when it’s young. I had the 08 recently and it’s just as good… great stuff.
The Estate Cuvee does change over a few years, it becomes different. Whether it is better or worse is based on your tastes. I like them in all stages and am still drinking some of the '03s. With that said, it is delicious young as you will not find a more alluring mid-palate in a pinot this young anywhere…
I have been drinking these since the 2001 vintage and love these wines. They never really seem to shut down or hit a dumb phase. The cuvee is especially tasty young which is why I usually end up buying a case as it helps me keep my hands off their other wines. Most of their other wines I try to let age 5+ years as they really do improve with age.
One my Pinot go-tos. Always a treat. Thanks for the notte!
Have the 08 cuvee been bottled and released?
Just looked at the web site and it looks like it. I’m guessing those that get shipments 4 times/yr vs 2 times/yr have received it. I’m guessing it will be in the fall shipment.
I had the 07 Henry’s Block about a week ago. I’ve yet to fashion a proper tasting note, but I found the midpalate a little hollow (like a more diluted version of the finish). More troubling, however, was the spicy/foresty finish which turned quite bitter on me. On the whole, the wine showed better at around the 3 hour mark but the bitterness was still disagreeable. I was a little dissapointed. Anyone else have a similar experience? How are the top wines drinking?
Correct. The 2008 has been released.