Big Table Farm

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

9.136 ratings
9.16 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
Eric Waxman

Classic Willamette Pinot. Light, which I sometimes describe as thin. Not particularly fruit forward, which is also typical in my experience.

Classic Willamette Pinot. Light, which I sometimes describe as thin. Not particularly fruit forward, which is also typical in my experience.

1 person found it helpfulJul 9th, 2015
Greg Koslosky

About as good as an entry level Pinot we have tasted!

About as good as an entry level Pinot we have tasted!

Aug 26th, 2015
Lawrence Smith

Nice balanced Oregon Pinot. Shows a lighter reddish fruit platter of notes. The year was cooler, the lighter flavor came through, but that makes this a great wine for a hot day. Going to give it another year.

Nice balanced Oregon Pinot. Shows a lighter reddish fruit platter of notes. The year was cooler, the lighter flavor came through, but that makes this a great wine for a hot day. Going to give it another year.

Apr 10th, 2017
Stacey Fink

One of my fave pinots.

One of my fave pinots.

Mar 6th, 2017
Scott M Davis

Yes it's light, yes it's Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. And yes I absolutely LOVE this wine for those reasons. I have come to like certain Rose's because they are versatile for food matching and sipping but this Pinot is absolutely great at both. Want to impress a group in summertime with an outstanding, stand alone sipping wine...you found it here. It is fantastic for matching with lighter food faire like barbecued veggies or squash , or for those who are not into matching Chardonnay with chicken or fish like salmon.
My confession: I rarely drank Rose because it was too darn light and often too sweet, so my only next step was Beaujolais, which often way too one dimensional, so that left me with a huge gap to move into traditional Burgundy or full bodied Pinot Noir that were way too overpowering for many meals. This is Exactly why Willamette Valley Pinot has such a superb spot in the spectrum of red wine body/texture. And Big Table Farm is hands down the best wine for value of an Oregon Pinot. Plus the owners are so down to earth real, pleasant, and love talking wine, food, farming, nutrition, etc. I don't mean to make this an ad for Big Table Farm, but they make many great Pinots and other varietals. For the money this particular Pinot is hard to beat and you truly owe it to yourself to seek it out if you are looking for a lighter style Pinot that is increasing quickly in popularity. This is one of my most valued favorites because I am not able or willing to spend $65 or more for a bottle that can disappear in less than an hour with a few friends.

Yes it's light, yes it's Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. And yes I absolutely LOVE this wine for those reasons. I have come to like certain Rose's because they are versatile for food matching and sipping but this Pinot is absolutely great at both. Want to impress a group in summertime with an outstanding, stand alone sipping wine...you found it here. It is fantastic for matching with lighter food faire like barbecued veggies or squash , or for those who are not into matching Chardonnay with chicken or fish like salmon.
My confession: I rarely drank Rose because it was too darn light and often too sweet, so my only next step was Beaujolais, which often way too one dimensional, so that left me with a huge gap to move into traditional Burgundy or full bodied Pinot Noir that were way too overpowering for many meals. This is Exactly why Willamette Valley Pinot has such a superb spot in the spectrum of red wine body/texture. And Big Table Farm is hands down the best wine for value of an Oregon Pinot. Plus the owners are so down to earth real, pleasant, and love talking wine, food, farming, nutrition, etc. I don't mean to make this an ad for Big Table Farm, but they make many great Pinots and other varietals. For the money this particular Pinot is hard to beat and you truly owe it to yourself to seek it out if you are looking for a lighter style Pinot that is increasing quickly in popularity. This is one of my most valued favorites because I am not able or willing to spend $65 or more for a bottle that can disappear in less than an hour with a few friends.

Aug 4th, 2016
garry post

Complex and peppery, dark cherry, spice, cola.

Kim Nagy for State Rep announcement night.

Sandy Point Beach Club with Robert Hill

Best of the flight. :)

Complex and peppery, dark cherry, spice, cola.

Kim Nagy for State Rep announcement night.

Sandy Point Beach Club with Robert Hill

Best of the flight. :)

Mar 23rd, 2016
Choua Hobson

Super light

Super light

Feb 17th, 2016
RK Walker

The only Willamette 2013 so far that hasn't made me long for a 2012. Light but complex, minimal residual sugar, well-balanced and smooth. Eminently quaffable.

The only Willamette 2013 so far that hasn't made me long for a 2012. Light but complex, minimal residual sugar, well-balanced and smooth. Eminently quaffable.

Jan 2nd, 2016
Megan Storey

Amazing juicy Pinot

Amazing juicy Pinot

Dec 16th, 2015
Ryan Mayeda

not a ton to say about this, other than it was a nice oregon pinot

not a ton to say about this, other than it was a nice oregon pinot

Oct 13th, 2015