Soléna

Grande Cuvée Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

8.88 ratings
-no 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
Wulf Losee

Young, but very drinkable. Lavender and leather on the nose. Soft fruit—black raspberries—on the front of the tongue. Medium tannic structure. Mineral high notes on the mid palate, with a long finish—and those mineral high notes keep vibrating at the back of the mouth, while a pleasant velvety smoothness kisses the back of my throat. I like this wine! I’m not sure why people are giving it lower ratings. Poor quality control? I’ll have to buy another bottle and see.

Follow up note: I left this in a decanter for about an hour and a half after my initial tasting, and this wine turned flat and bitter. So I guess it’s best drunk soon after decanting. I think this might explain the low ratings that other people gave it. Well, some wines are sort of ephemeral...

Young, but very drinkable. Lavender and leather on the nose. Soft fruit—black raspberries—on the front of the tongue. Medium tannic structure. Mineral high notes on the mid palate, with a long finish—and those mineral high notes keep vibrating at the back of the mouth, while a pleasant velvety smoothness kisses the back of my throat. I like this wine! I’m not sure why people are giving it lower ratings. Poor quality control? I’ll have to buy another bottle and see.

Follow up note: I left this in a decanter for about an hour and a half after my initial tasting, and this wine turned flat and bitter. So I guess it’s best drunk soon after decanting. I think this might explain the low ratings that other people gave it. Well, some wines are sort of ephemeral...

Aug 29th, 2020
Kristen Beavers Haynes

Drank with Erin and James and was great

Drank with Erin and James and was great

May 9th, 2020
Pinotman /// Andreas

Fruit driven mostly raspberries. Tart not that interesting.

Fruit driven mostly raspberries. Tart not that interesting.

Feb 26th, 2020
Leah Weisman

Light, smooth, earthy and plummy. Easy drinking. $44/bottle.

Light, smooth, earthy and plummy. Easy drinking. $44/bottle.

Jan 26th, 2020
Linda DeLuke

Linda had this 3 months ago

Linda had this 3 months ago

Jun 10th, 2020
Richard Chlopan

Richard had this 7 months ago

Richard had this 7 months ago

Mar 5th, 2020
Jenny Hutton

Jenny had this 8 months ago

Jenny had this 8 months ago

Jan 28th, 2020