Willamette Valley, OR; 13% ABV
$6 at the Richmond, CA, store on 6 Oct
I’m rather late to this wine. While we got a positive report: “Back to the Panther – Cherries, herbaceous undertones, interesting spice – clove, pepper, tarragon. Really a fascinating wine” (G.L.Pease) we’ve gotten more negative: “matchstick sulfur” (Seedboy) and Brett. “The good bottle was quite good. The bad, as dreadful as I’ve ever experienced.” (GLP) DLuber summarized it as: “the reviews here and on CellarTracker seem to be running about 3:2 shitty (sulfide/mercaptans/Brett) to 90 pt-ers. I’m guessing the whole lot was dumped on GO because they had a bad barrel or two…or three…or more.”
Anyway, my bottle was one of the sulfurous ones, and I will be returning it.
Lim13 reviewed the 2006 Panther Creek Freedom Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir here, where others have also commented on this wine.