growing into its britches
At 14.2% ABV, the 2015 Brooks 2015 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir came across a bit hot when I first encountered it last year. Now that it has had time to mellow, I'm enjoying it.
The heat is still noticeable. But now there's a lot more going on. Sour plum, yuzu pear and ponzu sauce, maybe? Plus lots of ginger-laden spice. And acidity, of course.
Lesson learned: If a rosé has fine acidity, fruit and structure, it might grow into those big britches over time.