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Two Messengers Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

9.0375 ratings
8.932 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
Jon Leopold

Producer I haven't had before. Ex-Evening Land winemaker I'm told.

Producer I haven't had before. Ex-Evening Land winemaker I'm told.

2 people found it helpfulJan 29th, 2014
Erich Broksas

Early Mountain Vineyards

8.4

Craving Oregon Pinot. Hits the spot

Craving Oregon Pinot. Hits the spot

1 person found it helpfulOct 14th, 2016
Bujar Yuri Tukuli

Bujar had this 4 years ago

Bujar had this 4 years ago

1 person found it helpfulSep 26th, 2014
Erich Broksas

Early Mountain Vineyards

9.3

This has been a rock solid pull when I want a Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. Well made, true form, fair price, great packaging. This is the 2013. L

This has been a rock solid pull when I want a Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. Well made, true form, fair price, great packaging. This is the 2013. L

Jul 17th, 2016
Peter Marks

Master of Wine, Educator Constellation Brands

8.5

Fresh raspberry, red cherry and a hint of spicy oak. Very pretty if a bit simple.

Fresh raspberry, red cherry and a hint of spicy oak. Very pretty if a bit simple.

Jun 15th, 2016
Gerald Montoya

Smoke and meat on the nose with touches of herb and raspberry. Very savory and centered. We'll. Integrated acidity keeps it lively without being tart. Pretty good Pinot.

Smoke and meat on the nose with touches of herb and raspberry. Very savory and centered. We'll. Integrated acidity keeps it lively without being tart. Pretty good Pinot.

Aug 11th, 2015
Corey Zamora, CSW

2013 vintage. Elegant new world Pinot, lots of red fruit with subtle old world influences.

2013 vintage. Elegant new world Pinot, lots of red fruit with subtle old world influences.

Jul 31st, 2015
Alex Sanchez

Kinda funky. Reminds me of Au Bon Climat Pinot

Kinda funky. Reminds me of Au Bon Climat Pinot

Jul 24th, 2015
Ed Matthews

Smoky black cherry notes dominate a nose that also contains some red fruits. Zippy acid is great but not quite world class. This is a solid bottle of wine and reasonably priced for quality, but 91-92 points I don't see. Fruit is a little one dimensional and slightly too forward to merit that high a rating.

Smoky black cherry notes dominate a nose that also contains some red fruits. Zippy acid is great but not quite world class. This is a solid bottle of wine and reasonably priced for quality, but 91-92 points I don't see. Fruit is a little one dimensional and slightly too forward to merit that high a rating.

Jan 14th, 2015
Daniel P. Drake

On the recommendation of my store of choice I decided to purchase a couple bottles of the Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley which I tend to love because they tend to follow the lines of good Burgundy wines. They tell me this is the best they have tasted from Oregon. This new wine making venture is being run by winemaker Mike Etzel Jr. Son of Mike Etzel of Beaux Freres fame. The also have wine consultant Louis Michel Liger-Belair of Vosne-Romanee. Sounds like a great pairing. On the nose I am getting strawberry, cranberry, red raspberry, hints of mint, vanilla and forest floor. On the palate there is a light mouth feel with red cherries, cranberry, young strawberries, and clove. There is a nice medium acidity, medium low tannins, minerality and a long finish. A very nice QPR at $23.99. I am very pleased with this find. Highly recommend.

On the recommendation of my store of choice I decided to purchase a couple bottles of the Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley which I tend to love because they tend to follow the lines of good Burgundy wines. They tell me this is the best they have tasted from Oregon. This new wine making venture is being run by winemaker Mike Etzel Jr. Son of Mike Etzel of Beaux Freres fame. The also have wine consultant Louis Michel Liger-Belair of Vosne-Romanee. Sounds like a great pairing. On the nose I am getting strawberry, cranberry, red raspberry, hints of mint, vanilla and forest floor. On the palate there is a light mouth feel with red cherries, cranberry, young strawberries, and clove. There is a nice medium acidity, medium low tannins, minerality and a long finish. A very nice QPR at $23.99. I am very pleased with this find. Highly recommend.

Dec 6th, 2014