Willamette Valley Vineyards

Whole Cluster Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

8.7362 ratings
8.325 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
Sipping Fine Wine

Earned the reputation of "One of America's Great Pinot Noir Producers," from WE. Deep Ruby with aromas of sweet berry fruits and earthy scents. On the palate blackberry & cherry flavors with cinnamon and cacao, with a mineral tang. Fine tannins, good balance with acidity on medium finish ending with earthy tones. Made to enjoy Now! Met with some winery folks. Tasting Sample.

Earned the reputation of "One of America's Great Pinot Noir Producers," from WE. Deep Ruby with aromas of sweet berry fruits and earthy scents. On the palate blackberry & cherry flavors with cinnamon and cacao, with a mineral tang. Fine tannins, good balance with acidity on medium finish ending with earthy tones. Made to enjoy Now! Met with some winery folks. Tasting Sample.

Sep 17th, 2017
Julia Crowley

Tried this side by side at room temp and chilled. I truly loved the chilled version! Great summer sipper and pairing for BBQ foods. Going to sip this all summer long. Light, refreshing, fruity, lovely.

Tried this side by side at room temp and chilled. I truly loved the chilled version! Great summer sipper and pairing for BBQ foods. Going to sip this all summer long. Light, refreshing, fruity, lovely.

4 people found it helpfulJul 13th, 2014
Mvon Higgins

Translucent deep garnet glass with a pale red violet rim. On the medium light nose, cherry, blackberry, earth, vanilla and wood. Tart and juicy but light bodied to the palate highlighting a soft cherry and raspberry predominance with hints of strawberry. Finishes long with soft small tannins and tangy tart cherridom. Nice balance but less structure than some. Good value at $16.33 USD and works with light food or as a conversation sipper.

Translucent deep garnet glass with a pale red violet rim. On the medium light nose, cherry, blackberry, earth, vanilla and wood. Tart and juicy but light bodied to the palate highlighting a soft cherry and raspberry predominance with hints of strawberry. Finishes long with soft small tannins and tangy tart cherridom. Nice balance but less structure than some. Good value at $16.33 USD and works with light food or as a conversation sipper.

3 people found it helpfulOct 3rd, 2015
Kim Edinger

I think this is a spectacular bottle, especially for the price!

I think this is a spectacular bottle, especially for the price!

2 people found it helpfulAug 10th, 2015
Terri Walker

Mild tannins, light fresh, little tart. Very enjoyable.

Mild tannins, light fresh, little tart. Very enjoyable.

1 person found it helpfulMay 6th, 2016
Chris Barnum

Grape juice would be an accurate description. Didn't have much body

Grape juice would be an accurate description. Didn't have much body

1 person found it helpfulJul 6th, 2015
Carly Shepherd

Not bad at all! I did enjoy this pinot, although the flavor and complexity are nowhere near that of my favorites.

Not bad at all! I did enjoy this pinot, although the flavor and complexity are nowhere near that of my favorites.

1 person found it helpfulMar 25th, 2015
Kaitlin Ohlinger

2013- meh. Not my fave. Tastes like chaptalization.

2013- meh. Not my fave. Tastes like chaptalization.

1 person found it helpfulNov 17th, 2014
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

8.1

Smells
Like a rose garden, tastes like grape juice.

Smells
Like a rose garden, tastes like grape juice.

1 person found it helpfulOct 4th, 2014
Ed Matthews

Nose of plums and spice. Palate of sickeningly sweet grapey fruit with no backing acid and without tannic structure. Beaujolais nouveau meets Willamette Pinot. What a great shame for such an amazing vintage. Awesome fruit converted to Kool Aid.

Nose of plums and spice. Palate of sickeningly sweet grapey fruit with no backing acid and without tannic structure. Beaujolais nouveau meets Willamette Pinot. What a great shame for such an amazing vintage. Awesome fruit converted to Kool Aid.

1 person found it helpfulJan 1st, 2014