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Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

9.022 ratings
8.92 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
Byron C Mayes

Bright and clear dark ruby. Nose and palate of black cherry, black tea, and a bit it birchy wood. A bit of a tarry finish. Medium body, medium plus tannins, and medium acidity. Food is definitely its friend, but if you’re just looking for a Tuesday night by-the-glasser, it’s at home there, too.

Bright and clear dark ruby. Nose and palate of black cherry, black tea, and a bit it birchy wood. A bit of a tarry finish. Medium body, medium plus tannins, and medium acidity. Food is definitely its friend, but if you’re just looking for a Tuesday night by-the-glasser, it’s at home there, too.

Mar 23rd, 2020
Byron C Mayes

Bright red purple in the glass. Nose of black cherry and black tea. Medium palate yields black cherry, earthy black tea, and a bit of licorice whip. No discernible oak, so it’s all that typical Willamette dark fruit. Medium tannins are a welcome surprise at this price point, and with the medium plus acidity makes it just as at home with a meal as own its own as a sipper. The good folks at Samuel Robert have upped the “entry level” bar substantially. White flesh fish and citrusy dishes might be a challenge, but enjoy with pretty much anything else. Sustainable, too!

Bright red purple in the glass. Nose of black cherry and black tea. Medium palate yields black cherry, earthy black tea, and a bit of licorice whip. No discernible oak, so it’s all that typical Willamette dark fruit. Medium tannins are a welcome surprise at this price point, and with the medium plus acidity makes it just as at home with a meal as own its own as a sipper. The good folks at Samuel Robert have upped the “entry level” bar substantially. White flesh fish and citrusy dishes might be a challenge, but enjoy with pretty much anything else. Sustainable, too!

Jul 19th, 2019
Bryan Hopkins

Fruit-forward, which is not my usual taste in Pinot Noir, but this is extremely tasty. Very subdued aroma, but on the taste, just a hint of the autumn leaves flavor that I love in Pinot Noir with raspberry jam, black cherry, and a bit of astringency. A hint of tomato on the finish. Yum!

Fruit-forward, which is not my usual taste in Pinot Noir, but this is extremely tasty. Very subdued aroma, but on the taste, just a hint of the autumn leaves flavor that I love in Pinot Noir with raspberry jam, black cherry, and a bit of astringency. A hint of tomato on the finish. Yum!

1 person found it helpfulMar 21st, 2020
Marita G

light and bright could have more flavor

light and bright could have more flavor

Apr 8th, 2020
Tim Hersh

I was about to give this wine an 8.5 but I got distracted, drank two glasses and now it tastes like a 9. For a $10-12 Pinot Noir, this is one of the better ones I have tried.

I was about to give this wine an 8.5 but I got distracted, drank two glasses and now it tastes like a 9. For a $10-12 Pinot Noir, this is one of the better ones I have tried.

Jan 3rd, 2020
Paul Morrill

Delicious and cheap, buy it and drink it. A perfect second or weeknight bottle.

Delicious and cheap, buy it and drink it. A perfect second or weeknight bottle.

Nov 12th, 2019
Casey Murphy

Casey had this 8 days ago

Casey had this 8 days ago

Apr 2nd, 2020
Irwin Grossman

Irwin had this 9 days ago

Irwin had this 9 days ago

Mar 31st, 2020
Noel Hopkins

Noel had this 2 months ago

Noel had this 2 months ago

Feb 5th, 2020
David R Schoenberger

David had this 2 months ago

David had this 2 months ago

Feb 3rd, 2020