Union Wine Co.

Alchemist Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

8.786 ratings
8.79 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
Tom Elliot

Founder Northwest Wines

9.1

The first Alchemist vintage, here at age 10, an exploded brett bomb in the Burgundy mold, displaying beaucoup detractive attractions. A wine with an honest soul intertwined with corrupt flesh and blood. One feels one shouldn’t hang out with it but then there’s it’s unabashedly flawed, yet honest and generous company deserving of respect.

The first Alchemist vintage, here at age 10, an exploded brett bomb in the Burgundy mold, displaying beaucoup detractive attractions. A wine with an honest soul intertwined with corrupt flesh and blood. One feels one shouldn’t hang out with it but then there’s it’s unabashedly flawed, yet honest and generous company deserving of respect.

Jan 23rd, 2019
Gabriel Markel

Bold Pinot that drinks a bit like a cab

Bold Pinot that drinks a bit like a cab

1 person found it helpfulJan 25th, 2015
Nicolas Bazinet

Un peu chaud en alcool à mon goût, mais très bien réalisé.

Un peu chaud en alcool à mon goût, mais très bien réalisé.

Dec 5th, 2014
Max Gottesfeld

Cherries and rhubarb

Cherries and rhubarb

May 21st, 2014
Paul Masson

Label got better, wine got worse, but blame it on a tough vintage. Smoky and herbal and underripe.

Label got better, wine got worse, but blame it on a tough vintage. Smoky and herbal and underripe.

Jun 6th, 2013
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.8

"Ethereal, effortless." Terroir, mouth feel, and balance, all present. Finishes short and discrete. No foul lingering acid here.

"Ethereal, effortless." Terroir, mouth feel, and balance, all present. Finishes short and discrete. No foul lingering acid here.

Jan 20th, 2013
Paul Masson

Creperie 1021. The top wine of Kings Ridge.

Creperie 1021. The top wine of Kings Ridge.

Jan 19th, 2013
Steve Messinger

Big, black cherry w toasty oak and a hint of sage. Good acid balance w long finish. Bigger style Pinot

Big, black cherry w toasty oak and a hint of sage. Good acid balance w long finish. Bigger style Pinot

Jan 22nd, 2021
folkman

First nose strong oak,second nose hint of sulfer. Cherry and earth flavor thick. Not a fan.

First nose strong oak,second nose hint of sulfer. Cherry and earth flavor thick. Not a fan.

Sep 21st, 2020
Heather Venard

Big Pinot. Lots of cherries and acidity.

Big Pinot. Lots of cherries and acidity.

Sep 30th, 2019