Peay Scallop Shelf Pinot Noir 2014
The 2014 Scallop Shelf is quite aromatic with a core of wild berry and strawberry/rhubarb fruit bolstered by crispy pork belly and bay leaf aromas. It is high toned like the 2009 Scallop Shelf with some of the darker anise notes lingering underneath like the 2013. The flavors in the mid-palate are consistent with the aromas. The weight on the palate is medium due to moderate alcohol and the tannins are silky making it approachable now but also able to age for as long as you'd like. The finish has the dried pine needle and earthy quality present in all of our Pinot noirs. I would enjoy a bottle now to gauge it for your own palate and then open the rest over the next 10 years. A superb Scallop Shelf.
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