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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 currently available at our online store.