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Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

8.9158 ratings
8.98 pro ratings
Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Jordan Wardlaw

Very recent bottling, not showing as well as the outstanding 2016. First impression was much more of a Chénas. Floral aromas of damp rose petal are very dominant with faint red fruit and spice character, but very muted overall without a significant mid palate presence. Bright acidity and freshness are nonetheless very appealing and I suspect it will open up with time as this is clearly a fine producer working with several terrific growers. Still a fine value, and I’d like to check in on it after a few more months in bottle.

Very recent bottling, not showing as well as the outstanding 2016. First impression was much more of a Chénas. Floral aromas of damp rose petal are very dominant with faint red fruit and spice character, but very muted overall without a significant mid palate presence. Bright acidity and freshness are nonetheless very appealing and I suspect it will open up with time as this is clearly a fine producer working with several terrific growers. Still a fine value, and I’d like to check in on it after a few more months in bottle.

1 person found it helpfulOct 22nd, 2018
Ed Lehrman

Pretty solid Pinot esp for the price.

Pretty solid Pinot esp for the price.

Jun 27th, 2018
Justin Gilman CSW, CSS

Solid #PinotNoir #wine. Bright red and clear in color, it has some vegital components at opening. In time, lots of maraschino cherry, some leafy, Smokey under tones, but not prominent. Medium body, round, smooth. Crowd pleasing. Opened 11/24/17

Solid #PinotNoir #wine. Bright red and clear in color, it has some vegital components at opening. In time, lots of maraschino cherry, some leafy, Smokey under tones, but not prominent. Medium body, round, smooth. Crowd pleasing. Opened 11/24/17

Nov 25th, 2017
Ryan Wofford

Lots of jammy young fruit. Should be a good one

Lots of jammy young fruit. Should be a good one

Feb 13th, 2017
Kailee Crawford

Cherry, pomegranate, raspberry, granite,

Cherry, pomegranate, raspberry, granite,

Jan 28th, 2019
Paul B.

Great red fruit nose and start. Really dampened by a overwhelming dry finish like an Italian table red. Not a big fan but wouldn’t turn it down.

Great red fruit nose and start. Really dampened by a overwhelming dry finish like an Italian table red. Not a big fan but wouldn’t turn it down.

Dec 21st, 2018
J. Kim
8.2

Has a good weight and smoothness, but is simple and shallow in aromas, low in real substance and Oregon character is missing, not totally absent but should be deeper, still better than plenty of Oregon Pinot Noir's in the 20 dollar price range because it is well constructed. Like Banshee, more about the style than the substance, but is really pretty good and not bad, most people will like it because it is not thin and weird funny tasting. For discerning general public rather than Pinot freaks.

Has a good weight and smoothness, but is simple and shallow in aromas, low in real substance and Oregon character is missing, not totally absent but should be deeper, still better than plenty of Oregon Pinot Noir's in the 20 dollar price range because it is well constructed. Like Banshee, more about the style than the substance, but is really pretty good and not bad, most people will like it because it is not thin and weird funny tasting. For discerning general public rather than Pinot freaks.

Nov 8th, 2018
Octavian Darwin Tsen

Delicious Oregon Pinot on the acidic and firm side - light in body, juicy, easily paired with foods.

Delicious Oregon Pinot on the acidic and firm side - light in body, juicy, easily paired with foods.

Oct 13th, 2018
Jess Ica Orona

Beautiful clear purple with hints of ruby in there. Baked cherry, deep and earthy,some light floral notes, subtle warmth and vanilla that I think comes from the barrel. Taste is subtle bright and ripe earth and minerality come through. Soft tannins and a light elegant feel. Great value Pinot

Beautiful clear purple with hints of ruby in there. Baked cherry, deep and earthy,some light floral notes, subtle warmth and vanilla that I think comes from the barrel. Taste is subtle bright and ripe earth and minerality come through. Soft tannins and a light elegant feel. Great value Pinot

Oct 9th, 2018
Mike Betts

Step approved!

Step approved!

May 12th, 2018