Colene Clemens Vineyards

Victoria Pinot Noir

9.82 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

2017 vintage tasted May 2021. Instead of dialing everything up to 11, the wine maker has chosen restraint over flashiness. The scent of rhubarb and nettles on the nose made me think this wine was going to be a bit harsh and puckery, But from the first sip it begins flirting with you, and, as it opens up, it becomes full-blown seductive. Just a hint of currants and ripe cherries on the front of the tongue. A silky tannic structure kicks in on the mid palate, and it perfectly balances a few amusing mineral high notes against some cooler low notes—the low notes are almost minty (Please don’t take that in a bad way because it really works!). This wine has a long finish, and both the low notes and the high notes continue ringing like little bells on the taste buds long after the swallow. You’ll want to pause and enjoy this finish before you take the next sip, otherwise you’ll be missing something special. Everything about this wine is understated sophistication.

2017 vintage tasted May 2021. Instead of dialing everything up to 11, the wine maker has chosen restraint over flashiness. The scent of rhubarb and nettles on the nose made me think this wine was going to be a bit harsh and puckery, But from the first sip it begins flirting with you, and, as it opens up, it becomes full-blown seductive. Just a hint of currants and ripe cherries on the front of the tongue. A silky tannic structure kicks in on the mid palate, and it perfectly balances a few amusing mineral high notes against some cooler low notes—the low notes are almost minty (Please don’t take that in a bad way because it really works!). This wine has a long finish, and both the low notes and the high notes continue ringing like little bells on the taste buds long after the swallow. You’ll want to pause and enjoy this finish before you take the next sip, otherwise you’ll be missing something special. Everything about this wine is understated sophistication.

May 31st, 2021
Logz

So so good. Dad and Lisa January.

So so good. Dad and Lisa January.

Jan 11th, 2020
Justin Felker

Justin had this 2 years ago

Justin had this 2 years ago

Jul 3rd, 2019