The wine initially showed notes of dried cranberries, vanilla, dark cherries and a little loam. The palate was a little simple with dark cherry, spice, cranberry. As it sat open a marked greenness start to show up. More pine on the nose and on the palate. Good acidity this was a very good wine but not an excellent wine. Traci said it was $22 and at that price it is worth the price. (87 pts.)
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Thanks for the note tony.
Need to get my buddy with all the Navarros to pop a pinot soon.
It’s been all whites for us lately, which seems to be Navarro’s strength.
Yeah it seems like the white wines in the stable are good all the time while the reds are definitely a little hit or miss. Sometimes they just seem too lean or a little too green for my tastes. In the case of this Pinot it was tasty albeit not overly complex then the green streak came in. I kind of liked it but it would be off putting to some.
Day 2 Update. The sharp herbal/greeness has subsided. The nose is now showing a little more blackberry pie/spice with very pronounced concrete after the rain smell. The palate exhibits a loamy blackberry pie with tons of spice (a characteristic I am rapidly associating with Anderson Valley) and a little orange peel. Still a very good wine but it falls just short of Outstanding (90-95 pts). I might upgrade this to an 88pter.