From the wine archives:
2015 Peay Vineyards Pomarium Estate Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
For those who know the scent, a character in the nose reminds me of Nag Champa incense (oh c’mon, you have been to a Dead show or head shop before, no?) Nag Champa has sandalwood, high tone floral (the champa flower comes from the Magnolia champaca tree) and sweet spice aromas and I think is what people mean when they say a wine has Indian spice aromas. This character is not overpowering but swirls magnificently around the dense core of fruit and fresh blood sitting deep in the aroma. On the palate all of these impressions are even more immediate. The wine is a little youthful right now and will benefit from a little time in the bottle to soften and integrate. For those of you who attend our wine dinners, you will see this wine featured often over the coming years as I am saving as much as I can in our library as I think it will be a beauty for years to come.
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