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| ||Tasted by FrancoisC on 5/18/2015 & rated 85 points: Ouf, pas dans ma palette. Le nez est vraiment particulier. Champignons, bret, fumé. En bouche c'est pas mieux. Très court en finale. Vaut vraiment pas le prix. Mauvaise bouteille? (220 views)|
| ||Tasted by Sycamore on 3/17/2015 flawed bottle: Bottle off -- not a total pour-out, but close. For the most part the most notable aromatic component: halibut. No kidding....Better on the palate -- but how could it not be? (785 views)|
| ||Tasted by phil the agony on 12/19/2014 & rated 90 points: Un premier nez bretté et légèrement fermé.|
Il s'ouvre après quelques heures épaulés.
Fruits rouges légèrement sûrettes au départ avec bien sûr de l'acidité.
Les fruits rouges continuent à faire son chemin et l'acidité débarque.
Un peu court en bouche mais très bon.
Un strong buy ? à 52$ , je suis pas certain à 100%. (1293 views)
| ||Tasted by ibglowin on 11/30/2014 & rated 91 points: Still going strong, pairs wonderfully with Thanksgiving turkey! (1370 views)|
| ||Tasted by daniel.jay on 10/17/2014 & rated 87 points: Worst showing yet - no fruit. Dominated by tartness with flavors of mushrooms/forest/earth (1497 views)|
| ||Tasted by tantotinto on 7/8/2014 & rated 90 points: Same smoky root beer nose as the last bottle. My wife tells me the root beer thing is sassafras but I'm thinking A&W. Good cherry and raspberry flavored fruit with a tart finish. Great balance. (2218 views)|
| ||Tasted by tantotinto on 6/3/2014 & rated 90 points: Consistent with previous note. Good but no magic. (2007 views)|
| ||Tasted by nkredich on 5/21/2014 & rated 87 points: Boring, average (1624 views)|
| ||Tasted by CRHunter on 5/1/2014 & rated 95 points: Excellent wine. One of best pinots I have had in a long time. Fantastic. (1569 views)|
| ||Tasted by Johnahieb on 4/12/2014 & rated 90 points: Much more brash than the last bottle, with a cutting dryness and a taste of brackish black-tea. Definite terroir. (1401 views)|
| ||Tasted by richardkim on 3/13/2014 & rated 88 points: Cherry and funkiness on the nose. Carries through on the palate, with a light body, a tart acidity, fine tannins and a long finish. (1326 views)|
| ||Tasted by SkeBum on 3/3/2014 & rated 91 points: Balanced Oregon Pinot, light on the palate, with earth and cherries on the nose. Very nice stuff. (1361 views)|
| ||Tasted by mcsac67 on 3/2/2014 & rated 92 points: Dark ruby in color. Nose of cherry, raspberry and earth. Flavors of dark cherry, raspberry, pepper and forest floor. Good balance, with a crisp acidity and a long finish. Very nice, (1219 views)|
| ||Tasted by amateurwino on 2/21/2014 & rated 91 points: Heavenly nose of sweet fruits and flowers, and an earthiness, yielding a recognizably Oregon Pinot nose. The palate doesn't quite keep up, but is delicious nonetheless with a medium amount of tannin showing at this point. Lovely stuff. 91-92 (1323 views)|
| ||Tasted by cartime on 2/13/2014 & rated 91 points: This has fleshed out and developed complexity over the past year. Best after a couple hours open. Cranberry, pomegranate, citrus rind, violet, and some soil notes on the nose. Bright cherry palate with citrusy acidity and floral spices. Medium-length, candied red fruit finish with delicate structure. Well-balanced and feminine, showing some Burgundian elements, but also displaying a New World side. (1269 views)|
| ||Tasted by tantotinto on 2/11/2014 & rated 90 points: Tasted immediately after decanting. Unusual nose of root beer and smoke. Tart red cherry and current flavor and still that hint of root beer. Lean, lively, fresh and juicy but not much nuance at this point. (1099 views)|
| ||Tasted by daniel.jay on 12/21/2013 & rated 90 points: Easy drinking, not as good as the last bottle. After an hour of air this showed a strong grapefruit note. (1306 views)|
| ||Tasted by shaferguy91 on 12/5/2013 & rated 89 points: Not Decanted. (1559 views)|
| ||Tasted by MXL on 10/7/2013 & rated 91 points: |
Very Burgundian in aroma and flavor
Short finish (1953 views)
| ||Tasted by SeattlePaul on 8/10/2013 & rated 91 points: Tasted at Dayton tasting room. This one was good, but I don't remember much about it, I was still thinking about the gamay before it. (2063 views)|
| ||Tasted by rocknroller on 7/30/2013 & rated 92 points: Willamette Valley Oregon Trip 4 & 1/2 Days; 7/29/2013-8/4/2013 (Willamette Valley, Oregon): Medium red color. Great nose, earthy, rich, perfumed, cherry, berry. The palate is deep and textured, layers, dark red cherry, berry, spice, long finish. Great to see that Seven Springs is in good hands. (2595 views)|
| ||Tasted by shaferguy91 on 7/23/2013 & rated 89 points: No decant. Not as good as previous bottles. (2051 views)|
| ||Tasted by curtr on 6/28/2013: Too young. Good potential. Try in 2016. (2065 views)|
| ||Tasted by jjtim on 6/26/2013 & rated 97 points: Incredible purity of red cherry, crushed boysenberries, rose petals, slate and pepper give this minerally driven Pinot Noir a balanced and mouth watering finish. (1772 views)|
| ||Tasted by TheMounty on 6/16/2013 & rated 95 points: This was absolutely phenomenal, bursting with tart red fruit; raspberry, cranberry, pomegranate prevail with just a touch of spice on the finish. Good structure, gorgeous clarity, and nice acidity. This is fresh without being young, and drank well from the first pour. (1641 views)|
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|By Allen Meadows|
Burghound, October 2012, Issue #48
(Evening Land Vineyards Pinot Noir - Seven Springs Vineyard Villages Red) Subscribe to see review text.
|By Josh Raynolds|
Vinous, July/August 2012, IWC Issue #163
(Evening Land Vineyards Pinot Noir Seven Springs Vineyard Eola Amity Hills) Subscribe to see review text.
|By Richard Jennings|
(Evening Land Vineyards Pinot Noir Seven Springs Vineyard) Medium cherry red color; tart cherry, French oak nose; tasty, a little tight, tart cherry palate with integrating oak; medium-plus finish 92 points
Evening Land Vineyards Producer website
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.
Seven Springs VineyardThe next stop in the quest was to Oregon and the legendary Seven Springs Vineyard in the Eola Hills. Evening Land reunited a vineyard that had been split into two (The Seven Springs Vineyard at the top and Anden at the lower portion). Now, at 80 acres, it is by far the largest of the Evening Land Vineyards with old vines and new plantings. It takes advantage of the potentials of mixing and blending parts of the vineyard as well making two micro-cuvees off of tiny specific portions of the vineyard that lie on a volcanic cross on the belly of the Seven Springs Hill.
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