Elizabeth Chambers Cellar

Winemaker's Cuvée Pinot Noir

9.073 ratings
9.115 pro ratings
Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Meg Maker

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

9.4

Limpid brilliant red. On the nose there are notes of thyme and spring herbs that lilt above warm red currant, cranberry, and licorice. If you have ever been at alpine heights on a warm day, when the mountain cranberries are ripe, you will have some sense of this aroma. On the palate the wine offers silky acidity laced with alluring notes of spice, especially nutmeg and cinnamon. These add a kind of poignancy to the wine's fine-boned tannins and gorgeous red fruits. Overall this wine feels exceptionally elegant yet somehow also relaxed, poised but easygoing, and truly lovely. 13.3% abv | $32 (sample)

Limpid brilliant red. On the nose there are notes of thyme and spring herbs that lilt above warm red currant, cranberry, and licorice. If you have ever been at alpine heights on a warm day, when the mountain cranberries are ripe, you will have some sense of this aroma. On the palate the wine offers silky acidity laced with alluring notes of spice, especially nutmeg and cinnamon. These add a kind of poignancy to the wine's fine-boned tannins and gorgeous red fruits. Overall this wine feels exceptionally elegant yet somehow also relaxed, poised but easygoing, and truly lovely. 13.3% abv | $32 (sample)

2 people found it helpfulApr 1st, 2014
Julia Crowley

Super feminine in nature and style with elegant, soft tannins and vibrant acidity. Juicy entrance and silky on the palate. Aromas of cherries, earth and brown spices. Hints of violets & licorice. Really lovely.

Super feminine in nature and style with elegant, soft tannins and vibrant acidity. Juicy entrance and silky on the palate. Aromas of cherries, earth and brown spices. Hints of violets & licorice. Really lovely.

2 people found it helpfulMar 29th, 2014
DLynn Proctor

Penfolds Ambassador

9.2

Wow Volnay 1er

Wow Volnay 1er

Feb 13th, 2017
Lynn Penner-Ash

Owner/Winemaker Penner-Ash

8.9

Very pretty with lively red fruit

Very pretty with lively red fruit

Jan 11th, 2017
Chris Harvey

Smoky notes from volcanic soil methinks

Smoky notes from volcanic soil methinks

Dec 5th, 2016
Michael Myers

Nice wine for the price

Nice wine for the price

Apr 4th, 2016
Dave McIntyre

Nice Pinot from the excellent 2012 vintage.

Nice Pinot from the excellent 2012 vintage.

Aug 15th, 2015
Kyle Schlachter

Writer Colorado Wine Press

8.6

Good with sockeye salmon. Not so much with coho salmon. Go figure...

Good with sockeye salmon. Not so much with coho salmon. Go figure...

May 10th, 2014
Marc Stein

Cloudy,

Cloudy,

May 20th, 2015
Shalyn B

Garnet flecks. Sweettart nose, raspberry & blackberry lambic, and pleasing bretted earth. Strawberry poptart reminiscences.
Tart raspberry and strawberry carry through, very finely textured tannins. Dry nutmeg and hints of tobacco, balanced in ripe berry notes. Tannin and spice linger.

Garnet flecks. Sweettart nose, raspberry & blackberry lambic, and pleasing bretted earth. Strawberry poptart reminiscences.
Tart raspberry and strawberry carry through, very finely textured tannins. Dry nutmeg and hints of tobacco, balanced in ripe berry notes. Tannin and spice linger.

Nov 9th, 2017