Monday, April 27, 2015
Lemelson Jerome Pinot Noir
On day two there was a glass with a small piece of salmon. The fruit was coming back and the acid seemed to have faded a bit, but the wine as still a mouthful. The vacuum went back in again.
The third day and the last glass were wonderful. Finally I could get excited about this wine. Wonderful flavors, balanced and delicious with some crackers and a bit of cheese. The fruit was there, the acid was in check and the bitterness was gone.
In the end I have mixed feelings about this wine. I am certain that I don't want all of my wines to finally come together on the third day. If I had purchased this wine at a restaurant I probably would have asked that it be taken back. I should also add that on the first two days the wine went into a very large glass and passed through an aerator. It had plenty of breathing time. On the third day I was sad that there wasn't another bottle.
For technical junkies there is a very good spec sheet here.
2008 Lemelson Vineyards Jerome Reserve pinot noir. 14% alcohol and $55.