The 2011 Pinot Noir has been a while coming.
It's a big wine, and spent extra time in barrel to tame this brute of a thing. Also a return to the “odd year” syndrome with a similarity to the 2009.
It was initially very closed, but it is all there. The ripe East Coast fruit, the subtle yet persistent tannins giving a superb opulent mouth feel, and the finish…WOW !!
The wild yeast character adds further complexity on both the nose and the palate, all this with a subtle lick of French oak.
To drink now this wine needs decanting. It’s there for the long haul.
The 2011 Pinot Noir is now available from AGV Online.