2006 Windy Oaks Estate Pinot Noir Wood Tank Fermented Schultze Family Vineyard - USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains (2/11/2011)
Another winner from Windy Oaks. Two hour decant. Transparent ruby with a browning rim. Killer nose showing savory cured meat and cardamom. Just a pleasure to have in the mouth. Light and graceful. The fruit is quite bright and displays spicy tart cherry and more savory/ herbal components. Allspice creeps in and really brings this together. Again, the texture is just amazing here. Refreshing, but drying as well. More spice and minerals on the long finish.
A note on the oak. Wonderfully integrated and it just plays well with fruit that isn’t overripe and round. The acidity also helps this become a spicy component rather than an overbearing one. I should mention that this really shines with my Baron Farms burgers which I added some bacon, Vermont Cheddar and garlic to. This is just a brilliant wine and reaffirms why I love this producer. (94 pts.)
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