I’m a member of this winery. Did I hate one of their top wines? Was this a sign my taste blew? Blows? Blow-ed? Did a blow thing in the past?
I was questioning existence itself as a thing which is probably too much thought for a wine that was obviously corked.
All the same the winery kindly sent me a replacement bottle and I was SO SCARED that I’d open it and it would be the same and the wine was supposed to taste like that and maybe I just had terrible taste buds.
It was not corked. My tasters work. This wine is marvelous and kudos Dragonette for quickly remedying my corked situation.
Only 380 cases produced. It’s too bad one was corked but gosh dang the real deal is the bees knees.
Bees have real sexy knees.
Fuck dude it’s cherry syrup on butter pecan ice cream. That’s it.
Okay I will say more.
You sip and boom there is some acid. Also if you get to the end of the bottle there is some sediment. This shit is unfiltered like a goddamned boss.
Shit this is…GOOD Cali Pinot?! I Lurve This Pinot. Right now. I’m not normally into Cali Pinot but Dragonette as I mentioned is a goddamned boss.
Okay to sum up it is highly Acidic. Highly cherries that have hung out in vanilla and oak and sunshine.
This is one of those confusing thangs. There is so much up body up in this Noir you are like “is this a cab Blend?” And then you are like I’m an idiot.
But you are not. Because this lovely is full and nuanced and mellow yet complicated like me when I am not yet fully awake but already trying to decipher my dreams.
It’s like…the cherries. But they are complicated. Did I mention them? The cherries? Like every color and roasted and boiled and maybe even pickled. All the cherries.
I mentioned them right?
And there is mayhaps some oak.
Double checked: 20 months in French oak barrels–13% new.
This is cherry Coke vacationing on the shore near the forest in…in wherever there is earth n dirt and an enchantress stewing cherries.
Happy spring y’all.
This is your unicorn Pinot.