Domaine Divio

Domaine Divio

Hyland Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

This wine talks. It has personality. It’s alluring, dimensions, evolves as it opens. Moves from bold dark fruit to smooth pleasure train. The journey of this wine is near perfect. Compare against Kosta Browne. 2016 vintage, gold. — 6 months ago

Domaine Divio

Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge 2016

Fun, different and interesting. Nice refreshing acidity and crisp minerality. — 3 years ago

Domaine Divio

Willamette Valley Pinot Beurot

First tasting ever of this varietal, a gift from my brother (but a little research online reveals this is the Burgundian name for Pinot Gris. Oh well, a rose by any other name...)

Paired with Beecher's New Woman (formerly No Woman) Jamaican jerk spice jack cheese.

Neutral aroma, rounded body, crisp, grapefruit and lemon finish, mild astringency, slight seed bitterness. A clean slate to show one's winemaking finesse: well made. 24 hours later, creamy lees contact character was more apparent.

Cheese would pair better with something earthy (Oregon Pinot noir) or contrasting (Washington state Syrah or red blend).

Ironically, the wine paired better with the Vollkorn bread (malty German-style sourdough made with whole wheat and rye) from Seattle artisanal bakery Macrina than it did with the cheese. Should have gone with the dill Havarti cheese instead.
— 2 years ago

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David Shaw

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Jack cheese from Beecher's at Pike Place Market, mixed with Jamaican jerk spices - think Clive, allspice but not chile peppers.
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Trixie

Trixie

@David Shaw Thanks for answering my query. Sounds absolutely delicious.

Domaine Divio

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2015

Ruby red, lightly to moderately extracted pigment. Raspberry, cranberry and funk aromas. Cherry, raspberry and, later, cranberry and strawberry flavors, slightly tart on initial pour. Moderate skin astringency. Tannins soften after 30 minutes. — 9 months ago

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