Evening Land Vineyards

La Source Seven Springs Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.1291 ratings
9.171 pro ratings
Eola - Amity Hills, 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
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.1

Bright, sassafras, savory. Earth. Ripe cherries.

Bright, sassafras, savory. Earth. Ripe cherries.

Aug 16th, 2019
Al Shikoh

medium reddish purple with amber rim; wet leaves, mushrooms, pine needles; red currants, tart cranberry, very long; light bodied, medium+ acidity, medium- tannin, 13% ABV; fruit completely destemmed then put in open top oak and cement fermenters, aged 14 months in 25% new French oak; $60 at release

medium reddish purple with amber rim; wet leaves, mushrooms, pine needles; red currants, tart cranberry, very long; light bodied, medium+ acidity, medium- tannin, 13% ABV; fruit completely destemmed then put in open top oak and cement fermenters, aged 14 months in 25% new French oak; $60 at release

Aug 2nd, 2019
Kai Wright

🍒🌷...❤️

🍒🌷...❤️

Jan 1st, 2019
Rodney Rosser

Probably the top eola amity hills Ava Pinot noir-

Probably the top eola amity hills Ava Pinot noir-

Aug 8th, 2018
Rebecca Fletcher

2014 vintage- bing cherry, ripe raspberry, exotic Indian spice, and wild mushroom. M+ acid, m- body, m- tannin. Long finish. Quite elegant and very classy!

2014 vintage- bing cherry, ripe raspberry, exotic Indian spice, and wild mushroom. M+ acid, m- body, m- tannin. Long finish. Quite elegant and very classy!

Oct 14th, 2017
Aaron Means

Deep dark berry fruit, dark cherry. Muscular and powerful Pinot. The Gevrey Chambertin to Sandhi's Chambolle Musigny. A tinge of oak? Wound up tight. This will unveil like a flower with 5-10 yrs. My older vintages are singing right now. The only Eola-Amity producer I like. @June's All Day, Austin TX

Deep dark berry fruit, dark cherry. Muscular and powerful Pinot. The Gevrey Chambertin to Sandhi's Chambolle Musigny. A tinge of oak? Wound up tight. This will unveil like a flower with 5-10 yrs. My older vintages are singing right now. The only Eola-Amity producer I like. @June's All Day, Austin TX

Sep 7th, 2017
jason carey DipWSET

Well I bought a case of this from a well known vendor as a mystery wine. So I hope that this wine changes because, it was not described at all the way it actually tastes. (((here is the description for the wine, which is why i bought it:" It is not an ooze-monster trying to obtain points - quite the opposite. It pushes to the head of the domestic Pinot Noir class because of its organic/hands-off principles and the origin of its fruit. In its attempt to showcase terroir and varietal symmetry over massive new oak and carnival extraction, it races past the field like Jeff Gordon. ")))) This is my note for this wine: Instead of understanding the 2011 vintage in Oregon, the winemakers here used some new oak, 30% according to the website, which in a riper year might have been fine, which totally overwhelems the fruit. The Oak, along with pretty drastic over extraction shrouds in spoof what could have been a pure and gorgeous lighter style wine that fits the vintage. Instead..they tried to make a prestige wine in a style that didn't match the vintage. Heavy handed winemaking here...I don't understand why American winemakers try to work AGAINST THE VINTAGE instead of with it...still trying to please WA, WS in this instance is my guess.I hope this smooths out. Maybe in 5 years the oak will integrate..if not a waste of great fruit.I am keeping this wine open and tasting over 5 days to see what happens.. Will report so far on day 2 stuck in same mode.

Well I bought a case of this from a well known vendor as a mystery wine. So I hope that this wine changes because, it was not described at all the way it actually tastes. (((here is the description for the wine, which is why i bought it:" It is not an ooze-monster trying to obtain points - quite the opposite. It pushes to the head of the domestic Pinot Noir class because of its organic/hands-off principles and the origin of its fruit. In its attempt to showcase terroir and varietal symmetry over massive new oak and carnival extraction, it races past the field like Jeff Gordon. ")))) This is my note for this wine: Instead of understanding the 2011 vintage in Oregon, the winemakers here used some new oak, 30% according to the website, which in a riper year might have been fine, which totally overwhelems the fruit. The Oak, along with pretty drastic over extraction shrouds in spoof what could have been a pure and gorgeous lighter style wine that fits the vintage. Instead..they tried to make a prestige wine in a style that didn't match the vintage. Heavy handed winemaking here...I don't understand why American winemakers try to work AGAINST THE VINTAGE instead of with it...still trying to please WA, WS in this instance is my guess.I hope this smooths out. Maybe in 5 years the oak will integrate..if not a waste of great fruit.I am keeping this wine open and tasting over 5 days to see what happens.. Will report so far on day 2 stuck in same mode.

4 people found it helpfulNov 2nd, 2015
Noah Raizman

Oak overwhelms a delicate wine from a delicate year and over extraction leads to roughened tannins with a relative lack of mid palate depth and a sense of strangled character. Winemaking overshadows terroir and bludgeons it to death.

Oak overwhelms a delicate wine from a delicate year and over extraction leads to roughened tannins with a relative lack of mid palate depth and a sense of strangled character. Winemaking overshadows terroir and bludgeons it to death.

1 person found it helpfulAug 7th, 2016
Joshua Crisp

Slam dunk pinot funk! Flint and fresh mushrooms blend well with spice and bright cherries, with brandied dark cherries and sweet tobacco gushing onto the palate. Fresh red plums on the mid-palate with hints graphite in the edges, and ending in an elegant, spicy, and acidic finish.

Slam dunk pinot funk! Flint and fresh mushrooms blend well with spice and bright cherries, with brandied dark cherries and sweet tobacco gushing onto the palate. Fresh red plums on the mid-palate with hints graphite in the edges, and ending in an elegant, spicy, and acidic finish.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 22nd, 2015
Russell Stoner

Russell had this 5 years ago

Russell had this 5 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJul 25th, 2014