Wednesday night and I have opened the 2016 Cristom Mt. Jefferson Cuvée Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley, Oregon.
On the nose there is beautiful fruit, cherry, cranberry, raspberry, clove, matchbook, smoke, wet leaves and earth.
On the palate there is bing cherry, cranberry, raspberry, clove, spice, hibiscus and earth.
This wine is medium bodied and a smooth mouthfeel with medium + acidity and medium fine tannins that moves into a medium to long spicy dark fruit finish. Only two more days left to the work week and then the weekend. Stay safe and have a great rest of the week. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 16 hours ago
From the first taste of the 2016 Patricia’s Cuvée Pinot Noir, I knew I had found a new favorite! I was given the bottle as a part of a gift set and didn’t open it right way. I expected a decent wine (because of the person that sent it), but I was blown away! The fruity aromatics, the wonderful pepper note that leaves your pallet at the peak, with a hint of the oak cask. All I can say is if you are a Pinot Noir fan, splurge a little and get this bottle. — 3 days ago
As someone who is often quick to dismiss Sauvignon Blanc, I’m very happy to report that Bow & Arrow is making one of the most memorable bottlings I’ve tasted anywhere. Showing it’s attributes the way a good showdog might, knowing what she has.
And that’d be lychee extract, sweet tangerine, coconut, pineapple, sweet sake, vanilla, dulce de ledge, and butterfinger. Extraordinarily deep and ripe and all in wonderful restraint. — 4 days ago
Closing the night with Penner-Ash. Had this upon its release at the winery. It shows nice evolution...rounder, elegant with softer spice.
The body is ruby, ripe & full. The wine is brooding on the nose & palate. It’s a well extracted, sweeter version of burgundy. Ripe, ruby; dark cassis, blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, black raspberries, poached strawberries & hints of floral blueberries & raspberries. The spice is dark with a little heat, soft; clove, nutmeg & vanilla, mixed dark berry cola, black licorice, river stones, limestone, some crushed rocks, moist clay, dark, moist, turned earth, some fresh herbs & eucalyptus, pine tree sap, dark, melted chocolate with fresh & slightly candied; dark, red, blue flowers set in violets. The acidity is round and like a cool shower on a warm day. The long finish is ruby, ripe, well balanced, polished that falls into dark spices on the persistent long set.
Thanksgiving dinner part II. — 6 days ago
Nose has banana peel, citrus zest, (light) sliced tangerine, sliced peach, white bread and beautiful white floral notes.
Palate has mashed white peach, tangerine zest, (light) mango, warmed green apple and (light) tangerine juice. A light chalky note on the finish and medium levels of sweetness, a fun fine!
An Oregon-style Edelzwicker; 38% Pinot Blanc, 20% Muller Thurgau, 19% Riesling, 18% Pinot Gris & 5% Muscat. — 4 days ago
A decidedly garnet red rosé, excellent clarity. Slight notes of strawberry and flowers in nose. Strawberry and a touch of cranberry flavor with lees creaminess in finish, slight skin astringency. Slightly tart but fruity, mineral aftertaste. An above average dry rosé. — 17 days ago