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 Vintage2004 Label 1 of 5 
(NOTE: Label borrowed from 2003 vintage.)
TypeRed
ProducerBroadley Vineyards (web)
VarietyPinot Noir
DesignationClaudia's Choice
Vineyardn/a
CountryUSA
RegionOregon
SubRegionWillamette Valley
AppellationWillamette Valley

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2008 and 2014 (based on 7 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Broadley Cellars Pinot Noir Claudia`s Choice on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 89.4 pts. and median of 89 pts. in 10 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Burgundy Al on 8/4/2013 & rated 87 points: Mature black fruit aromas with charming sweet baking spice. Same fruit flavors, just slightly more mature than should be expected at this age for a wine of this quality. Still somewhat firmly structured. (1170 views)
 Tasted by Burgundy Al on 11/29/2012 & rated 89 points: Popped and poured. ripe and robust black cherry aromas with baking spice. Similar flavors to start on the palate, very enjoyable, then quite firm in the middle. (2054 views)
 Tasted by oldgrowth45 on 11/12/2012: 13.5%a.b.v. Drank over two nights, with and without food. This bottle made three distinct transitions: initially it was dominated by fresh strawberries and raspberries - lots of big lush fruit, not much structure. After a few hours of air it turned into a boozy, sloppy, flabby mess. I vacu-vin'ed it and came back the next night to a third transformation: balance, structure and a nice backpalate of minerality and secondary notes. First night it was a great stand-alone bottle (at first, before it went bonkers), the second night it was a great food wine. Either way, it seems like it's ready to go. (1590 views)
 Tasted by LelouchViBritannia on 11/4/2012 & rated 90 points: Good on the nose with floralness and rich strawberry, but on the palate has some intrusive spices. Light-medium body. (1574 views)
 Tasted by Burgundy Al on 7/13/2012 & rated 88 points: Popped and poured. Started with lots of baking spice aromas and ripe red cherry with a Vosne-like feel. Similar red and black cherry on palate, more modest spice. Good acidity plus some sneaky tannins provide firming structure. Fruit started showing more maturity with earthiness emerging after 45 minutes in glass, which was slightly less interesting. Even less interesting another hour later as the structure became dominant. (2006 views)
 Tasted by Rubz1 on 2/23/2012: drank with Susan and Miles 2/22/12 (1793 views)
 Tasted by eliotfagley on 10/10/2009 & rated 91 points: Mouthwatering acid wrapped in silk. (1032 views)
 Tasted by Grinner on 8/7/2009 & rated 89 points: Decanted through Vinturi : still needs time. Fairly typical for this outfit. (980 views)
 Tasted by Grinner on 4/2/2009 & rated 89 points: Still a little tough/ closed but not bad in any way. Decant/ wait. (1021 views)

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By Josh Raynolds
Vinous, May/June 2007, IWC Issue #132
(Broadley Vineyards Pinot Noir Claudia's Choice Willamette Valley) 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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Willamette Valley

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