Olenik Vineyards

Estate Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

8.914 ratings
9.04 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
Andrew Holod

National Sales Grapes of Spain

9.1

So dark and rich, wouldn't you make the switch?
Impressively, almost uncharacteristically, dark for PN. Nose is all dense, crunchy red fruits, cinnamon, with a whiff of ozone/pool chlorine/dusty mineral. Frankly carnal in texture; fleshy and dense, with tannins so smooth that they belie new world origin.
Could be spectacular (almost auto-corrected to spextacular!) with the right food, though this could pass for Syrah.
Oregon Pinot Camp triangle of flavor: red/purple fruit, fleshy, spicy.

So dark and rich, wouldn't you make the switch?
Impressively, almost uncharacteristically, dark for PN. Nose is all dense, crunchy red fruits, cinnamon, with a whiff of ozone/pool chlorine/dusty mineral. Frankly carnal in texture; fleshy and dense, with tannins so smooth that they belie new world origin.
Could be spectacular (almost auto-corrected to spextacular!) with the right food, though this could pass for Syrah.
Oregon Pinot Camp triangle of flavor: red/purple fruit, fleshy, spicy.

Oct 26th, 2020
Anton Gulevich

Good Oregon Pinot (Burgundy clone). Nice pale color, gentle but quite complex nose. A little fruits with tannic finish. 340 cases produced, nice wine from SD Wine Co.

Good Oregon Pinot (Burgundy clone). Nice pale color, gentle but quite complex nose. A little fruits with tannic finish. 340 cases produced, nice wine from SD Wine Co.

Dec 31st, 2016
Andrew Willingham

Opaque, dark purple, no sediment. Vanilla, oak, sour cherries on nose. Very oaky, dry cigar box, tart red fruits on palette. Medium- body, long finish. Enjoyed this, but a little oaky for my taste, especially in a vintage like 2012.

Opaque, dark purple, no sediment. Vanilla, oak, sour cherries on nose. Very oaky, dry cigar box, tart red fruits on palette. Medium- body, long finish. Enjoyed this, but a little oaky for my taste, especially in a vintage like 2012.

Jan 12th, 2016
Matt Kern

Like you poured a Flanders Red beer on an asphalt road on a fall day in Oregon. And wild mountain strawberries. Lots. (If you don't like Brett, pass on this one. But I love it.)

Like you poured a Flanders Red beer on an asphalt road on a fall day in Oregon. And wild mountain strawberries. Lots. (If you don't like Brett, pass on this one. But I love it.)

Dec 1st, 2015
Sam Barber

Damp earth, mushrooms, black fruit, relatively high acid and light bodied. A delicious 2011.

Damp earth, mushrooms, black fruit, relatively high acid and light bodied. A delicious 2011.

Jul 31st, 2015
Jeffrey Bragman

President at WINEPSYCH

9.0

Jeffrey had this 4 years ago

Jeffrey had this 4 years ago

Jul 26th, 2017
Jaime Chalk

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Jaime had this 6 years ago

Feb 5th, 2015
Victor H Jimenez

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Victor had this 7 years ago

Jul 13th, 2014
Charles Laffaye

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Nov 14th, 2020
Avery Wright

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Feb 8th, 2019