The first "off" vintage of my career. These wines were thin and wan in the early years but have really filled in and evolved. All of the bottlings are vibrant and in a great place for consumption, although I would definitely decant the 2007 Whistling Ridge Pinot noir, and a recent bottle of Souris needed 45 minutes to an hour to hit the sweet spot. These Pinot noirs from 2007 still show a youthful drive, beautiful red fruit (think strawberries in a meadow full of mountain flowers) but with added complexities of forest floor and potpourri. Drink now or enjoy their continued evolution the next few years.
Whites all had some degree of botrytis and while most are fading, the 2007 Whistling Ridge Blanc show the honey and oxidative nose, but is still beautiful I recommend drinking these in the next 3 years.
*Under cork, wines over 10 years of age develop considerable bottle variation. Our thoughts on these wines are based upon recent samples, but each bottle is unique.*
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