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Bon Sauvage Pinot Noir

9.38 ratings
9.15 pro ratings
Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Pinot Noir
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
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
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
Anthony Correro

Love willamette valley! It’s bright, plump, puckery like a juicy apricot or plum.

Love willamette valley! It’s bright, plump, puckery like a juicy apricot or plum.

May 14th, 2019
Bob Jones

Delicious. Bright, vibrant fruit. Subtle tannins. So damn good. Very very GOOD!

Delicious. Bright, vibrant fruit. Subtle tannins. So damn good. Very very GOOD!

Oct 29th, 2016
Hugh O'Riordan

This winemaker is fast becoming my favorite Oregon Pinot source. Deep color , wonderful aroma and deep Pinot fruit flavor. Not as good as "1899" their premium but half the price. Try some

This winemaker is fast becoming my favorite Oregon Pinot source. Deep color , wonderful aroma and deep Pinot fruit flavor. Not as good as "1899" their premium but half the price. Try some

Sep 6th, 2016