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 Vintage2010 Label 1 of 24 
ProducerEvening Land Vineyards (web)
VarietyPinot Noir
VineyardSeven Springs Vineyard
SubRegionWillamette Valley
AppellationEola - Amity Hills

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2013 and 2020 (based on 10 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Evening Land Vineyards Pinot Noir Seven Springs Vineyard on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 90.3 pts. and median of 91 pts. in 61 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Mountster27 on 6/26/2015 & rated 88 points: I believe past its prime.
Fruit is muted to tart mild cherry.
Earth notes still present and pleasant but outweighed now acidic flavored.
Finish still evolves though and did soften with a bit of time open. (553 views)
 Tasted by cmcclane on 6/19/2015 & rated 91 points: Cherry cola on the nose. Nice light cherry with some earth and plenty of acidity. (582 views)
 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? (847 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? (1243 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%. (1733 views)
 Tasted by ibglowin on 11/30/2014 & rated 91 points: Still going strong, pairs wonderfully with Thanksgiving turkey! (1573 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 (1672 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. (2282 views)
 Tasted by tantotinto on 6/3/2014 & rated 90 points: Consistent with previous note. Good but no magic. (2069 views)
 Tasted by nkredich on 5/21/2014 & rated 87 points: Boring, average (1682 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. (1629 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. (1459 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. (1385 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. (1428 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, (1279 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 (1386 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. (1327 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. (1157 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. (1361 views)
 Tasted by shaferguy91 on 12/5/2013 & rated 89 points: Not Decanted. (1614 views)
 Tasted by MXL on 10/7/2013 & rated 91 points:
Very Burgundian in aroma and flavor
Forest floor
Medium bodied
Red cherries
White pepper
Flat cola
Short finish (2009 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. (2119 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. (2691 views)
 Tasted by shaferguy91 on 7/23/2013 & rated 89 points: No decant. Not as good as previous bottles. (2105 views)
 Tasted by curtr on 6/28/2013: Too young. Good potential. Try in 2016. (2123 views)
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Professional 'Channels'
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
RJonWine.com (9/13/2012)
(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
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Evening Land Vineyards

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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.

Seven Springs Vineyard

The 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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