For $5.50 at Costco I had to try two bottles of this; Alas while it offers some enticing cherry and spicy dark berry aromas, it’s somewhat coarse on the palate with excessive oak, uncouth tannins - graceful this is not, but for that outstanding price it’s bound to make some CA #pinotnoir lovers happy. I’d recommend the Chilensis at $9 as a much better QPR option. — 16 days ago
Ruby hue with fuchsia rim variation. Medium tearing. Bright red fruit on the nose; notes of cherries, strawberry rhubarb, raspberry, violet, dried rose, wet slate, and potting soil. Delicate leather and dusty notes on the palate. Light and vibrant Willamette Valley Pinot with loads of red fruit characteristics and moderate acidity that dances on the palate. ABV 14.1%. Vintage 2017.
#pennerashwinecellars #willamettevalley #willamettevalleywine #pinotnoir #pinotvino #newworldpinot #oregonpinot #heartbreakgrape — 3 months ago
Quffable, complex #maulevalley #pinotnoir. Lush blackberry nose, delicate body with robust acidity, some coffee notes and peppery spice on the finish which trails off gradually. The only faults here are grippy tannins that are inelegant on such a long finish. For $9 at Costco, I can’t imagine a better QPR Pinot out there. I rolled the dice on another 92-93 Suckling rating special and came up with a winner. — 3 months ago
Pale purple and ruby hues with a delicate haze. Black cherry crisp, raspberry jam, plum sauce, almond paste, vanilla bean, spearmint, sage, sweet basil, molasses, cardamom, lemongrass, and dried lavender notes on the nose. Tart cherries and herbal influences on the palate. Medium- body and medium acidity. Nicely balanced with a semblance of reserve softening into a juicy ripeness with each encounter. Pairs nicely with herbed pork tenderloin wrapped in prosciutto, roasted butternut squash, and steamed haricots verts.
Vintage 2013. ABV 14.2%.
#testarossa #doctorsvineyard #santaluciahighlands #pinotnoir #newworldpinot — 4 months ago