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Estate Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

9.028 ratings
9.03 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
Mr. Skurnchinkey, Esq.

Worked 70 hours this week and this is a hell of a Pinot Noir on which to rest my laurels. In reading the reviews, I noticed Derek Hearst thought it suffered from heavy acid, clearly he forgot to properly prepare the wine as a real sommelier would do. Let the wine open up: fruity, dark berries, noticeable absence of tart, medium acidity, tannins - not over the top, rather the mouthfeel continues to remind you of the beautiful Willamette grapes you're currently enjoying. Pair with Black Rhino horn, Minecraft, and dead babies.

Worked 70 hours this week and this is a hell of a Pinot Noir on which to rest my laurels. In reading the reviews, I noticed Derek Hearst thought it suffered from heavy acid, clearly he forgot to properly prepare the wine as a real sommelier would do. Let the wine open up: fruity, dark berries, noticeable absence of tart, medium acidity, tannins - not over the top, rather the mouthfeel continues to remind you of the beautiful Willamette grapes you're currently enjoying. Pair with Black Rhino horn, Minecraft, and dead babies.

5 people found it helpfulJan 16th, 2016
Ben Levy

They say Oregon is the armpit of Washington and the vas deferens of California. This willamette Pinot has positioned Oregon as the pancreas of this great nation. When I say smooth I'm talking James brown smoking a cigar in studio 54 doing the Cupid shuffle while dabbing and ordering himself a Cristal mimosa smooth. Pairs majestically with almost anything. And when I say anything, I mean go outside and lick the pavement and then wash that taste down with an endless gulp of this Pinot. Don't stop drinking until you can't breathe because at the end of the day, you can have this as your last drink and be totally cool with it. No producer. Label is corked. Bottler has emphysema.

They say Oregon is the armpit of Washington and the vas deferens of California. This willamette Pinot has positioned Oregon as the pancreas of this great nation. When I say smooth I'm talking James brown smoking a cigar in studio 54 doing the Cupid shuffle while dabbing and ordering himself a Cristal mimosa smooth. Pairs majestically with almost anything. And when I say anything, I mean go outside and lick the pavement and then wash that taste down with an endless gulp of this Pinot. Don't stop drinking until you can't breathe because at the end of the day, you can have this as your last drink and be totally cool with it. No producer. Label is corked. Bottler has emphysema.

3 people found it helpfulJan 16th, 2016
Ben Franco

Owner Winedown cafe & wine bar

9.3

I would have never pegged this for Oregon Pinot just damn good! Super cherry and hints of vanilla and spice

I would have never pegged this for Oregon Pinot just damn good! Super cherry and hints of vanilla and spice

2 people found it helpfulFeb 3rd, 2016
Kevin Walsh

Wine blogger doxologywine.com; Freelance Sommelier (Court of Master Sommeliers) Doxology Wine Consulting

8.7

Really nice value. All natural winemaking and a good price point.

Really nice value. All natural winemaking and a good price point.

1 person found it helpfulNov 12th, 2015
Nick Apone

2014 vintage. Pretty.

2014 vintage. Pretty.

Oct 23rd, 2015
Natalie Nordyke

Bon Sauvage 2014 Pinot Noir The barrel tasting if this was spectacularly velvety & berry rich with a long finish served by winemaker Brad Ford at his Thanksgiving Weekend Open House event

Bon Sauvage 2014 Pinot Noir The barrel tasting if this was spectacularly velvety & berry rich with a long finish served by winemaker Brad Ford at his Thanksgiving Weekend Open House event

Dec 14th, 2016
Darren Stevens

$35

Sep 24th, 2016
Heather Seeno

Took this wine to Cindy and John's house the day we moved to Cape Coral. It was delicious.

Took this wine to Cindy and John's house the day we moved to Cape Coral. It was delicious.

Sep 16th, 2016
Jean Barella

This wine is from Dallas OR These grapes were hand picked and a small lot.

This wine is from Dallas OR These grapes were hand picked and a small lot.

Jul 25th, 2016
Sarah O'Kelley

Tart red fruit, dry earth, brambly. A soulful new world Pinot.

Tart red fruit, dry earth, brambly. A soulful new world Pinot.

Jun 7th, 2016