Pinot Noir

Benjamin Leroux

Volnay Pinot Noir 2010

On the Lawn at Tanglewood this evening with the Boston Pops Orchestra. Our Pops conductor Keith Lockhart is leading a live-to-picture performance of Star Wars: A New Hope, a showing of the classic 1977 film, with the Orchestra performing Mr. Williams’ iconic score.
For live-to-picture productions, the orchestra performs the entire movie score in real time as the film unspools. (Vocals, dialogue and effects are isolated from the original music track.)
Generally we get to hear Star Wars scores a couple times per season here at Tanglewood, but tonight we get a chance to hear them with the backdrop of the movie (Episode IV) that launched a franchise, to say the least!

I celebrated another full trip around the sun, since my coming into this world, earlier this week. Tonight my wife, some dear friends and me will be enjoying some enticing wines along with our movie night. So notes...maybe, but I'll try!
— 3 days ago

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Sven Klundt

Kastanienbusch Pinot Noir 2015

A very interesting wine. Definitely spatburgunder from a flavor profile. But classic burgundy from a style profile. Very elegant and balanced. Sort of a soft early season cherry fruit. It has acidic balance but much less pronounced than most fass wine on the attack. May be the vintage. More on the finish which is sprightly. Long and elegant with cherry perfume. ... as this aerates it has this wackily gorgeous cherry flower thing going on. In 3 years this could drink like a $150 wine. Which makes sense as it’s grand cru terroir even if it cost $30 or so. Finish is sweet cherry licorice. WOW. Approaching top 10 lifetime qpr. So elegant. ... as this evolves it’s so delicious in a unique way. — 7 days ago

Lyle, Aravind and 1 other liked this

Torii Mor

Olson Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

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In the glass, it is a very pretty translucent ruby color. Gorgeous aromatics of rose petal, peppered red plum, bright black cherries and sweet cherries jubilee. Bit of a disconnect between the aromatics and the palate...overload of red cherries, tart black cherries, tar, and an herbal twang...oregano like. Hardly any acidity here, but it’s actually semi tannic driven at the finish. Very much OR in style and not Cali-like. Not sure it’s getting better. — 16 hours ago

Dr., Sharon and 17 others liked this

Camino Cellars

Umino Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Muddy maroon with purple meniscus. Nose is cola, lavender, dried herb, wildflowers and berry tart. Entry is less cola and lavender and more of the herbs, wdflowers and raspberries that had ripened yesterday! Middle shows more of a rounded and full bodied character. Finishes with tart black cherry, wild raspberry, and sharper acidity. Think this one would improve with 3-5 years of bottle age. Killed this one a bit too early but curiosity killed! Nice little bottle from Tadeo Borchardt. — 8 days ago

Ryan, Shay and 23 others liked this

Domaine Michel Magnien

Vieilles Vignes Vosne-Romanée Pinot Noir 2014

On the Lawn at Tanglewood this evening with the Boston Pops Orchestra. Our Pops conductor Keith Lockhart is leading a live-to-picture performance of Star Wars: A New Hope, a showing of the classic 1977 film, with the Orchestra performing Mr. Williams’ iconic score.
For live-to-picture productions, the orchestra performs the entire movie score in real time as the film unspools. (Vocals, dialogue and effects are isolated from the original music track.)
Generally we get to hear Star Wars scores a couple times per season here at Tanglewood, but tonight we get a chance to hear them with the backdrop of the movie (Episode IV) that launched a franchise, to say the least!

I celebrated another full trip around the sun, since my coming into this world, earlier this week. Tonight my wife, some dear friends and me will be enjoying some enticing wines along with our movie night. So notes...maybe, but I'll try!
— 3 days ago

David, Aaron and 19 others liked this
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Réyane & Pascal Bouley

Robardelle Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2015

On open ....Glorious 2015 fruit. Black cherries. Spice. Maybe a kiss of licorice. Long sweet finish. Super tasty but not super complex at this point. Integrated tanins. Crazy silky on the palate. ... after an hour there Are sick flowers peeking out from under the covers. Candied lilacs ? Palate getting sick and more complex. Like this concentrated licorice flower on the finish Odd because it doesnt present as tannic or woody like most wines that are too young. ... 2.5 hours in this is much more serious. Like a brooding teenager a bit. More young and correct cherries. More apparent structure. Tanins are more present. Bizarre. Almost like a Benjamin button wine a bit. — 8 days ago

Brendan, Daniel and 5 others liked this

Hundred Suns

Old Eight Cut Pinot Noir 2017

I am really just starting to explore Oregon pinots and this is a pretty nice example. This opens up with loganberry and some spice on the nose. A mix or blueberries and raspberries mingle nicely and finished with a little more spice and what I call clay. But I know that is not the correct term. The acid was also in check with this wine. Overall a really nice drinking wine. Have some other samples from them that I can’t wait to try. — 7 days ago

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Weingut Josef Leitz

Rheingau Dry Pinot Noir Rosé 2018

On the Lawn at Tanglewood this evening with the Boston Pops Orchestra. Our Pops conductor Keith Lockhart is leading a live-to-picture performance of Star Wars: A New Hope, a showing of the classic 1977 film, with the Orchestra performing Mr. Williams’ iconic score.
For live-to-picture productions, the orchestra performs the entire movie score in real time as the film unspools. (Vocals, dialogue and effects are isolated from the original music track.)
Generally we get to hear Star Wars scores a couple times per season here at Tanglewood, but tonight we get a chance to hear them with the backdrop of the movie (Episode IV) that launched a franchise, to say the least!

I celebrated another full trip around the sun, since my coming into this world, earlier this week. Tonight my wife, some dear friends and me will be enjoying some enticing wines along with our movie night. So notes...maybe, but I'll try!
— 3 days ago

Bob, James and 16 others liked this

Goldeneye (Duckhorn Vineyards)

Gowan Creek Hillside Pinot Noir 2016

The 2016 ‘Gowan Creek Vineyard’ Pinot Noir is another gorgeous bottling from this storied estate in the Anderson Valley. This Anderson Valley Vineyard is known for its steady coastal fog and is planted to eight different clones of Pinot Noir. The wine opens with good range on the nose with milk chocolate and sassafras to wild blackberry cobbler and red currant with earthy undertones that all connect in the glass. The soft mouthfeel entices here as orange rind melds with red and dark berry flavors alongside shades of peat moss and exotic spices. This is seriously good now but will only build as it ages over the next ten to fifteen years. Give this a long decant prior to enjoying. Drink 2019-2033- 93
— 7 days ago

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@Dr. Owen Bargreen Dr. Good selection and post Cheers 🍷
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@P A Thanks my friend. Classic Anderson Valley Pinot 🍷👌

Domaine Berthaut-Gerbet

Fixin Pinot Noir 2017

Impulse buy at Cellar D’Or; had read Fixin is emerging as a good QPR appellation. Thought I had been burned, extremely closed when I popped it. (Also young, I know.) However, not 20 min later and it sprang to life. Nose is very faint, but taste is silky, mildly acidic, some undefinable to me berry under the tannin. Definitely will want to revisit one in a few years. — 18 hours ago

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