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Community Tasting Notes (average 14 notes) - and median of 91 pts. in hiding notes with no text
| ||Tasted by Snoski62 on 6/15/2014 & rated 91 points: Just plain good! Cherry and some light floral on the nose. Light in color. Silky in the mouth with emerging cherry and strawberry and some wood on the finish. Very nice! (1208 views)|
| ||Tasted by Bob H on 11/25/2013: Another bottle from Monsieur Trimpi - noticeably lighter in color than the Lapierre. Great pinot nose, with a nice dash o' funk accenting the red berries - an overused descriptive, but this is a very Burgundian nose.|
Light-bodied, red-fruited, and maybe a little thin/dilute for my tastes - the palate can't quite match the nose, but still all in a nice wine on a Monday night. We'll see if this fleshes out with some air as well. (1654 views)
| ||Tasted by shaferguy91 on 10/2/2013 & rated 91 points: No decant. Really good. (1789 views)|
| ||Tasted by Weston3220 on 7/17/2013 & rated 90 points: 4th Annual Pinot Extravaganza with Salmon Dinner (Eugene, Oregon): I will admit I always do like Scott Paul, it has that elegant sweet intense fruit very cherry/cranberry/strawberry|
Conc: Love it, just like the 08, 09 vintages before it (2163 views)
| ||Tasted by Haltermr on 5/31/2013 & rated 93 points: This bottle was a stunner. Pours very pale, but the crystalline Rabaja like cherry, strawberry, and rhubarb fruit leaps out of the glass, with nice mineral, rose, and just a touch of earth. Deceptively mid bodied and consistent across the palate. It carries some weight, with plenty of fruit and tannin, and has a pleasing persistent finish. Wish I had much more of this. (2090 views)|
| ||Tasted by shaferguy91 on 4/30/2013 & rated 90 points: Not decanted. Very light color. (1420 views)|
| ||Tasted by benkearney on 12/9/2012 & rated 91 points: Continue to love these wines. Very delicate, rose and light fruit on the nose. Flavors light raspberries, slight spice and some forest floor. Just a hint of that Oregon funk. I will hold my other bottles for awhile. I think this has room to improve. (1290 views)|
| ||Tasted by tarheel17 on 4/24/2012 & rated 93 points: STG does Oregon Pinot (Ed's house): My WOTN|
This was just very pretty. Delicate, yet flavorful, I found it altogether delightful. I don't have extensive notes, but it was by far my preferred wine at the tasting. I could drink this every day. (2135 views)
| ||Tasted by cliffkol on 4/19/2012 & rated 91 points: Willamette Valley - Tasted at winery: Almost 100% Maresh vineyard. Light, elegant, slight spices on the palate. Rich nose of red fruiit. (2119 views)|
| ||Tasted by bbbh on 4/1/2012 & rated 90 points: More fruit forward than I'd expected, and less intense. May have tried it too young (1449 views)|
| ||Tasted by doglover on 11/8/2011: Got an early look at the pre-release 2010 Audrey at La Paulee de Carlton. This is going to be a gorgeous, elegant Scott Paul. Can't wait to try again on release. (1631 views)|
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|By Josh Raynolds|
Vinous, July/August 2012, IWC Issue #163
(Scott Paul Wine Cellars Pinot Noir Audrey Dundee Hills) Subscribe to see review text.
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Pinot Noir Varietal character (Appellation America) | Varietal article (Wikipedia)
Pinot Noir is the Noble red grape of Burgundy, capable of ripening in a cooler climate, which Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot will not reliably do. It is unpredictable and difficult both to grow and to vinify, but results in some of the finest reds in the world. It is believed to have been selected from wild vines two thousand years ago. It is also used in the production of champagne. In fact, more Pinot Noir goes into Champagne than is used in all of the Cote d'Or! It is also grown in Alsace, Germany, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Serbia, Italy, Austria, and so forth, with varying degrees of success.
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Dundee Hills Dundee Hills Winegrowers Association website
Located just 28 miles southwest of Portland, and 40 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean, the Dundee Hills appellation is situated within an irregular circle of about 6,490 acres in total, of which more than 1,264 acres of vineyards are planted. This region is unique for its higher elevation, warmer nighttime temperatures, less low-elevation fog and frost, and lava-based Jory soil series of reddish silt, clay and loam soils.