Abundantly aromatic, the wine opens with ripe cranberry, marmalade, white pepper, fresh brioche, dried sage, camphor and Mediterranean coastal trail. The entry is silky with a flood of Bing cherry galette, Madagascar vanilla and ripe red fruits. Seamless, integrated and elegantly opulent, the wine finishes gracefully with trace amounts of soft, oak tannin
Interestingly, I had a lengthy discussion yesterday with my dentist about Pinot Noir, focused on the characteristics (and price) of Burgundian Pinot in relation to Oregon and California. And while we each appreciate a bottle meant to be cellared, there’s a certain appeal to one that’s approachable enough to be enjoyed young, but also has the structure to hold for the right occasion. Orin Swift’s Slander checks both of those boxes
By the way, I love the label not only for its simplicity, but also for its representation of pragmatic reality applied to art. And there’s no shortage of duct tape in our house!