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! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 3 days ago
Wow, this was...unique. Don’t have previous experience with this wine so I’m not sure of how true to form this was. One thing for sure...WHOLE CLUSTER. Lots of black pepper crusted rhubarb notes to where it was about spicy, almost like a light northern Rhône Syrah on the nose. The palate showed sage, herbal and oregano spices...chimichurri dipped cherries and even some olive? Not sure I’d be able to call this Pinot if served it blind. — 3 days ago
Color of light clear burgundy. Nose of ripe berries, ripe tangerine and banana, oak, spice, and a bit rose. Taste is very close to full body. Nice acidity, flowering note, strawberry, a bit cherry, a bit peppery and spicy sweet, nice berries, lemon zest, and a bit rind. A lot of flavors. Aftertaste is modicum with some more rind flavor, with more berries note. A full body Pinot noir full of flavors. — 6 days ago
The winemaker for PG has referred to the 2018 vintage as the best raw material they’ve ever seen. With the gravitas of this producer and their previous work at Torii Mor & other places, that’s high praise. If this entry level cuvée is a good indicator, then look out. Great power & finesse already and a simply enchanting nose. Few producers cover Oregon as completely as Patricia Green and you can taste the deft hand behind this vintage and bottling. Get some. — 2 days ago
Color of light clear purple, slightly ruby. Nose is refined and round with dried strawberry, fermented plum, oak, spice, and more oak and more dates and/or fermented plum. Taste follows the nose, with addition of coke cola, cherry jam, refined acidity, edge is gone and very harmonized. Aftertaste is medium long with lingering flavors. Nice one. — 2 days ago
Big Table Farm Winery Yamhill- Carlton Pinot Noir 2017, Oregon
Ruby in color with a wide brick/ reddish rim and medium intensity.
Fruity nose with cherries, red candy, earth, spices, black pepper, wood, barnyard and light vanilla.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity and nice legs.
Dry on the palate with bing cherries, strawberries, red currants, oak, smoke, light vegetables, red candy, licorice, light vanilla and spices.
Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a very enjoyable Pinot Noir from Oregon. Easy drinking with nice balance and mild complexity.
Nicely structured and a good quality wine. The tangy finish makes it interesting.
Good right of the bottle and good by itself or with food.
A small production of only 239 cases. Unfined and unfiltered.
13.8% alcohol by volume.
$62. — 13 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. — 8 days ago
This took an hour to open up, but then got very fragrant. Ripe cherry juice, some clean loamy earth, a hint of toasted maple syrup. Zingy acids in the mouth, with intense cherry/mineral flavors and a a long finish. Really nice, but maybe a couple years more in the cellar will bring the complexity that takes it up a notch. — 6 days ago