Colene Clemens Vineyards

Margo Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir

9.33 ratings
-no pro ratings
Chehalem Mountains, 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
Wulf Losee

2021 vintage open November 2023.  Clover and pears on the nose. Light red fruit on the front—but then a brief hint of lychee fruit appears as the wine moves from the tip of the tongue to the mid palate. I don’t particularly like syrupy fruit tastes in my wine, but its flinty high notes quickly to drown out that almost subliminal episode of cloying sweetness. It transition into a finish that yields a soft landing. The tannic structure is not particularly complex, so I don’t expect this wine to evolve much in the bottle. This is one of those  ultra lush Oregon Pinot’s. If  the ascetic Sonoma coast pinots or the more tannic Burgundy Pinot‘s are to your taste then this wine is probably not for you, but I found it to be a pleasant but unchallenging tipple.

2021 vintage open November 2023.  Clover and pears on the nose. Light red fruit on the front—but then a brief hint of lychee fruit appears as the wine moves from the tip of the tongue to the mid palate. I don’t particularly like syrupy fruit tastes in my wine, but its flinty high notes quickly to drown out that almost subliminal episode of cloying sweetness. It transition into a finish that yields a soft landing. The tannic structure is not particularly complex, so I don’t expect this wine to evolve much in the bottle. This is one of those  ultra lush Oregon Pinot’s. If  the ascetic Sonoma coast pinots or the more tannic Burgundy Pinot‘s are to your taste then this wine is probably not for you, but I found it to be a pleasant but unchallenging tipple.

Nov 17th, 2023
Wulf Losee

2021 opened March 2023. This is just lovely! Leather and black raspberries on the nose. Soft red fruit on the front, but not enough to make it cloying. Medium tannins that are silky smooth. Nice earthy backbone with all sorts of high notes dancing above the mid palate and the back palate. Medium finish with a slight bitter kick at the end to remind you that you should sip this wine to properly appreciate it.

2021 opened March 2023. This is just lovely! Leather and black raspberries on the nose. Soft red fruit on the front, but not enough to make it cloying. Medium tannins that are silky smooth. Nice earthy backbone with all sorts of high notes dancing above the mid palate and the back palate. Medium finish with a slight bitter kick at the end to remind you that you should sip this wine to properly appreciate it.

Mar 13th, 2023
Mike

Mike had this 3 months ago

Mike had this 3 months ago

Nov 26th, 2023