Holocene

Memorialis Pinot Noir

9.314 ratings
9.12 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
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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
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
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Mar 29th, 2019
GWW
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Feb 23rd, 2018
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