Illahe

Bon Sauvage Pinot Noir

9.149 ratings
9.110 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
David Shaw

Found one last bottle. Purple-red, lightly extracted, very good clarity. Spearmint and funk notes in nose. Blackberry, blueberry flavors with hints of cola, sassafras. Moderate skin, seed tannins.

Found one last bottle. Purple-red, lightly extracted, very good clarity. Spearmint and funk notes in nose. Blackberry, blueberry flavors with hints of cola, sassafras. Moderate skin, seed tannins.

Feb 12th, 2019
David Shaw

Last bottle of vintage. Light to moderate extraction of pigment, mostly red in color. Raspberry caramel and herbal-spearmint notes in nose, spearmint, blackberry and blueberry flavors, raspberry (and later dill) in finish. Barrel smoke emerges four hours after opening. Good balance, moderate medium-weight skin astringency with some seed bitterness. Still age worthy but drinkable now. Great varietal character, shows real depth and complexity of fruit without wood or barrel components dominating. Makes me wish I had six more bottles put down.

Last bottle of vintage. Light to moderate extraction of pigment, mostly red in color. Raspberry caramel and herbal-spearmint notes in nose, spearmint, blackberry and blueberry flavors, raspberry (and later dill) in finish. Barrel smoke emerges four hours after opening. Good balance, moderate medium-weight skin astringency with some seed bitterness. Still age worthy but drinkable now. Great varietal character, shows real depth and complexity of fruit without wood or barrel components dominating. Makes me wish I had six more bottles put down.

Oct 17th, 2018
Dan Thomas

2015 vintage. A bit conflicted loved this on first taste. It might have some bacteria funk that will blossom. Interesting but not typical

2015 vintage. A bit conflicted loved this on first taste. It might have some bacteria funk that will blossom. Interesting but not typical

Apr 8th, 2018
David Shaw

Light to moderate hue, purple and brick red. Notes of strawberry jam and cherry fruit leather in nose. Similar flavors initially, coffee and mild astringency on finish with seed tannin mouthfeel. With time, berry, cola, tea and dill flavors present. Decent stuff

Light to moderate hue, purple and brick red. Notes of strawberry jam and cherry fruit leather in nose. Similar flavors initially, coffee and mild astringency on finish with seed tannin mouthfeel. With time, berry, cola, tea and dill flavors present. Decent stuff

1 person found it helpfulJan 29th, 2018
Dale Cruse

Lovely limited release 2011 Oregon Pinot Noir.

Lovely limited release 2011 Oregon Pinot Noir.

1 person found it helpfulJun 15th, 2013
David Shaw

Purple red in color, dense. Blueberry blackberry minty smoke and wood notes in nose. Berry cherry smoke notes in mouth (later morphing almost into cola) with some tongue coating astringency in finish. Strawberry and blackberry aftertaste. A little aging might polish the few minor edges remaining in the wine

Purple red in color, dense. Blueberry blackberry minty smoke and wood notes in nose. Berry cherry smoke notes in mouth (later morphing almost into cola) with some tongue coating astringency in finish. Strawberry and blackberry aftertaste. A little aging might polish the few minor edges remaining in the wine

Dec 5th, 2016
Austin Hohnke

A wonderful wine tasted at the domaine and again at a Motel 6 in Portland. So natural, so affordable, so delicious. Love these guys.

A wonderful wine tasted at the domaine and again at a Motel 6 in Portland. So natural, so affordable, so delicious. Love these guys.

Jun 16th, 2016
Nick Apone

2013 Vintage.

2013 Vintage.

Oct 23rd, 2015
David Shaw

Medium extract purple red. Light nose, briary cherry with blueberry and cranberry finish, bright acidity throughout.

Medium extract purple red. Light nose, briary cherry with blueberry and cranberry finish, bright acidity throughout.

Aug 15th, 2015
Charles Gibbs

2012

Feb 27th, 2015