There’s some old articles out there where Ponsot said he never tasted his Pinot before April/May and he never made any decisions about it until later. I did 6 different Pinots in 2019. My favorites in the tank are not my favorites now. It is maddening how fickle the wines can be. One from Santa Cruz has taken almost a year to get over bottling and finally sorting itself out. With OR Pinot, it takes more time. I helped a friend make OR Pinot from the valley floor in 2011 and that wine didn’t shine until year 4. As for blending, I made some in 2018 and had a little PV leftover. Blended 10% to it and it blew apart the Pinot.