this is the third and final wine of my vertical tasting. this pinot is mainly sourced from the yamhill-carlton ava. the nose was very earthy and sexy, with black fruit, wet forest floor, and a little spice as well in the aroma. when i think of oregon pinot noirs, this is the nose that would come to mind. the palate is dominated by a lush, earthy fruit of blackberry and black cherry, with the earthy quality being more than just a subtle hint. this is one sexy wine. far less spicy than the previous two vintages, this wine is beautifully delicate, yet extremely complex. on the second day, the wine added a very nice mocha-like finish that was only a subtle hint the day before. this vertical tasting was a true joy for me. all three of these wines were very different and enjoyable with the 05 coming away as my favorite. an extremely sexy, sensual wine. sells for $38 and will work well with a nice salmon dinner, but really is quite beautiful all by itself.