Holocene

Memorialis Pinot Noir

9.215 ratings
9.23 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
ADAM STROMFELD

Dark soft earthy black cherries not yet ripened. Well balanced. Oregon or Burgundy?? No vegitation just yumminess (per Bob)

Dark soft earthy black cherries not yet ripened. Well balanced. Oregon or Burgundy?? No vegitation just yumminess (per Bob)

May 15th, 2018
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.2

Beautiful Pinot Noir made by Todd Alexander from Force Majeure in Washington State and Bryant Family Vineyard in Napa. This bottling comes from the Monk’s Gate Vineyard in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA in Oregon and only 250 cases produced.

Mix of garnet and ruby red. Layered nose with notes of leather, forest floor, baking spices, perfumes blackberries, and a touch sweet smoky. Medium tannins and acidity (6/10) and medium bodied. Quite powerful and voluptuous for a Pinot Noir. Lots of purple flowers on the palate with some blue berries, twigs, dark spices, anise, gravel and some red berries, like currants and black cherries. Long and lingering finish. Drink will 2023.

Sample provided by winemaker, retail price is $49.00.

Beautiful Pinot Noir made by Todd Alexander from Force Majeure in Washington State and Bryant Family Vineyard in Napa. This bottling comes from the Monk’s Gate Vineyard in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA in Oregon and only 250 cases produced.

Mix of garnet and ruby red. Layered nose with notes of leather, forest floor, baking spices, perfumes blackberries, and a touch sweet smoky. Medium tannins and acidity (6/10) and medium bodied. Quite powerful and voluptuous for a Pinot Noir. Lots of purple flowers on the palate with some blue berries, twigs, dark spices, anise, gravel and some red berries, like currants and black cherries. Long and lingering finish. Drink will 2023.

Sample provided by winemaker, retail price is $49.00.

Jan 6th, 2018
LM Segal

A cross between a Le Corton in a warm year and one of the low-throttled Belle Glos Pinots. So finely made, barely restrained power on the nose (dark, stemmy red cherries and rosy florals) and on the palate (deep black berries and strawberry, black tea). This got better and better, portends to a long life. Outstanding value and sophistication.

A cross between a Le Corton in a warm year and one of the low-throttled Belle Glos Pinots. So finely made, barely restrained power on the nose (dark, stemmy red cherries and rosy florals) and on the palate (deep black berries and strawberry, black tea). This got better and better, portends to a long life. Outstanding value and sophistication.

Feb 10th, 2018
Jean-Philip Journeault

2015

Oct 13th, 2017
Justin Cykler

Todd Alexander (of Napa lore and current winemaker at Force Majeure) has built a beautiful first vintage of Holocene Oregon Pinot - a winner!!

Todd Alexander (of Napa lore and current winemaker at Force Majeure) has built a beautiful first vintage of Holocene Oregon Pinot - a winner!!

Mar 27th, 2017
benjamin barry

Mustard

Aug 3rd, 2017
Nick Davis

Nick had this a year ago

Nick had this a year ago

May 16th, 2017
Stacy Stadnik

Stacy had this 4 months ago

Stacy had this 4 months ago

Jun 8th, 2018
GWW
9.0

GWW had this 8 months ago

GWW had this 8 months ago

Feb 23rd, 2018
James Knoblich

James had this a year ago

James had this a year ago

Oct 8th, 2017