McKinlay Pinot Noir 2002 Willamette Valley Estate
This came as a somewhat aged pinot noir and recommended as peaking well right now. The nose was very bright, with classic strawberry and rhubarb components. At 13% abv I found htis very fluffy and silken with a polished mouthfeel. Despite not being overly excited by the flavour profile, this wine was really all texture and balance, with the simple fruit drawing well from nose to mid-palate and then the finish.