Samuel Robert Winery

Vintner's Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

8.8285 ratings
8.77 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
Aaron Miller

On the flavorful side for a pinot noir. Would get it again. Good WTSO pick.

On the flavorful side for a pinot noir. Would get it again. Good WTSO pick.

3 people found it helpfulAug 10th, 2016
Byron C Mayes

Clear dark ruby. Black cherry on the nose. Black cherry and black tea on the medium full palate. Medium plus acidity. A bit lighter and brighter than the previous vintage, making it more a dinner wine than a by-the-glass sipper. Still quite tasty with honey chipotle salmon and Tuscan broccoli. Drink now through 2026.

Clear dark ruby. Black cherry on the nose. Black cherry and black tea on the medium full palate. Medium plus acidity. A bit lighter and brighter than the previous vintage, making it more a dinner wine than a by-the-glass sipper. Still quite tasty with honey chipotle salmon and Tuscan broccoli. Drink now through 2026.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 5th, 2020
Amy
7.5

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2 people found it helpfulSep 29th, 2019
Byron C Mayes

Bright purplish ruby in the glass. Nose of dark black cherry. Palate echoes adding strong hibiscus/black tea. Medium acidity throughout with medium minus tannins cleaning up back palate through the medium finish. What can I say? This has to be the standard for full-bodied Willamette PN. An excellent foil for classic PN pairings (salmon with BBQ seasoning tonic ÜT), but built to handle more hearty red fare. Got a lighter cut of beef under Bordelaise? A fatty duck with cherry sauce? A meaty (dare I say it?) casserole? This is your Pinot. Drink now through 2028.

Bright purplish ruby in the glass. Nose of dark black cherry. Palate echoes adding strong hibiscus/black tea. Medium acidity throughout with medium minus tannins cleaning up back palate through the medium finish. What can I say? This has to be the standard for full-bodied Willamette PN. An excellent foil for classic PN pairings (salmon with BBQ seasoning tonic ÜT), but built to handle more hearty red fare. Got a lighter cut of beef under Bordelaise? A fatty duck with cherry sauce? A meaty (dare I say it?) casserole? This is your Pinot. Drink now through 2028.

2 people found it helpfulSep 25th, 2019
Kevin Løk

ADKs blind tasting round two. Nose: bad perfume, communion wine. Chalky tannins, light body, medium acid, muted fruit: red currants, underripe strawberries. Avoid.

ADKs blind tasting round two. Nose: bad perfume, communion wine. Chalky tannins, light body, medium acid, muted fruit: red currants, underripe strawberries. Avoid.

1 person found it helpfulJul 16th, 2020
Janelle Murphy

J likes it, low oak

J likes it, low oak

1 person found it helpfulSep 21st, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

Light Ruby with aromas of berry fruits and a jolt of spice. The palate shows cherry & cola flavors with big acidity. Medium length, soft tannins, finish very thin ending with fruit and spice notes. Tasting Sample. My notes showed ‘16 was a bit better.

Light Ruby with aromas of berry fruits and a jolt of spice. The palate shows cherry & cola flavors with big acidity. Medium length, soft tannins, finish very thin ending with fruit and spice notes. Tasting Sample. My notes showed ‘16 was a bit better.

1 person found it helpfulDec 1st, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

Deep Ruby with aromas of red and black fruits and spice. The palate shows cherry & cola flavors with generous acidity. Medium soft tannins, ok balanced, finish ending with fruit and some spice notes. Tasting Sample.

Deep Ruby with aromas of red and black fruits and spice. The palate shows cherry & cola flavors with generous acidity. Medium soft tannins, ok balanced, finish ending with fruit and some spice notes. Tasting Sample.

1 person found it helpfulOct 18th, 2018
Kevin Ortzman

Light red fruits such as strawberry and raspberry - a nice bridge from whites to reds

Light red fruits such as strawberry and raspberry - a nice bridge from whites to reds

1 person found it helpfulJun 20th, 2016
Keith Pajonas

really nice pinot. pairs well with grilled salmon

really nice pinot. pairs well with grilled salmon

Mar 19th, 2021