Cracked open a bottle of bethany vineyards 2002 pinot noir ($18.00) that we picked up the previous time we visited michele last night for a drink aside the bland indian food ordered from down the street. big chocolate and high tannins at first sip…i dumped it into our decanter for about a half an hour which was just about right. Liz and I weren’t that impressed at first. It had lost much of its fruit but it still was a bit cloying. Day two: took it out of the fridge (open all day exposed to the elements) let it warm up a bit and took another sip – smooth and still with a bit of chocolate and spice. nice work walt!
Sorry about the crappy photo – Jay