Thin tawny with yellow edges.  A most disgusting blend of electrical fire, burnt rubber and creek-bottom peat.  Mind-bogglingly-disgusting and rank.  And it doesn’t let up.  Sat here for a hour and nothing changes.  How you get this past your nose in beyond me.  I am always in awe of people who do not smell their wines–although they would have the benefit right now.

Thin, watery, meager nothingness on the tongue and partway through the mouth as the bouquet transfers itself onto your throat–more electrical fire and carborundum-blade through concrete and the ghastliest of dishwashing-detergent acid sears the roof of your mouth for a few minutes after swallowing.  Quite possibly the worst Pinot Noir I have ever dranken.  I had some Broadley do this in my cellar after a few years.  Just completely undrinkable.  There is NO WAY to possibly enjoy this.  There is NO WAY to rationalize this into any semblance of varietal correctness or likability.  This gives all the bad pinots I have ever in my life a major boost.  13-oh and that O stands for Oregon.  Every New Zealand pinot I have ever opened just got bumped up.

2010 PANTHER CREEK Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Oregon 13.0

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