2015 Chasseur Soft Asylum Pinot Noir
The Vintage: This historically low yielding vintage created wines of unparalleled weight. The fourth in a series of drought years in the west affected vine vigor and was responsible for small crop levels never before seen. Warm dry weather was ideal for growing wine which brought in fruit with small bunches and shot berries. An early harvest usually means little fruit hang time which can beg the question of lack of flavor but the wines from this vintage are as flavorful as they are dense.
Winemaker’s Notes: This is a generously and densely packed, dark and concentrated yet excitingly elegant Pinot. A rush of Santa Rosa plum and sweet red currant scents and a hint of sweet Ariel plum waif from the glass and fill the nostrils. Dark Kirshwasser cherries, sweet red currant, and coriander mingle playfully on the palate. That onrush of flavor fans out through a sophisticated opulence which rests on a firm, but the subtle tannic structure that continues on well past the imagination.
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