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Evening Land - Pinot Noir Seven Springs Vineyard La Source
Unable to judge well - did not decant long enough. It was gone before it started to show it's true colors. VERY VERY Burgundy - NOT Oregon. moderate-lite with lots of wood and little fruit until it started to open, but was gone by then. It needs LOTS of cellar (for me) before it's going to be ready.
same impression as before: "One step below the Guiraud for me, and very different. Not as sweet - more like a liquor than the Guiraud. Darker color as well. Very very nice."
Half hour decant in glass before any nose appears. 2 hour decant in glass ' dense flavor profile, but not a lot of fruit. Seems closed. Extremely long finish. Seems like it could stand another few years aging. After 24 hours ' the second half of the bottle seems to be expressing more fruit. A better overall taste profile.
Altamura - Cabernet Sauvignon
Excellent- flavor profile is wonderful after decant - deep fruit - subdued tannin and alcohol. Best CAB in the cabinet.