I opened a second bottle tonight of the 2006. I still have one more in the cellar. WTN: [b]2006 Loring Wine Company Pinot Noir Clos Pepe Vineyard [/b} The wine was medium burgundy in colour. As the wine came to the right temperature and for at least an hour after, it kept improving. I smelled a bit of fruit but much friendlier than the first bottle at the start. The wine was lovely with beef tenderloin and pork tenderloin. The latter unseasoned, was improved tremendously by this lovely Pinot Noir. My wife, who tastes but rarely drinks more than a bit for fear of falling asleep at the table had me give her three time an additional bit in her glass
. I am impressed, This wine is not as big and fruity as the Siduri I was raving about a couple of weeks ago, but is a nice tasting wine. I suspect it still has time and is not over the hill but that it is best you drink soon.
Out of interest, the first bottle with screwcap had sedement and seeds etc as in the bottom picture. The better bottle was as though it had been prefiltered. Go figure!