STG does Oregon Pinot

Ed's house
Tasted Tuesday, April 24, 2012 by tarheel17 with 227 views

Flight 1 (2 Notes)

  • 1988 Domaine Drouhin Oregon Pinot Noir

    USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley

    There was some discussion as to whether this bottle was heat damaged. The nose I found rather nice, with strawberry and something savory, but the palate was pretty devoid of fruit and tasted of rocks, and not in the good way. In any case, those who had tasted this wine before said this bottle was not characteristic - we moved on quickly.

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  • 2008 Cameron Pinot Noir Arley's Leap

    USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills

    This was my 2nd place for WOTN
    nose: intense, lightly dirty, though the brett blew off quickly
    palate: thicker in heft and in weight than the Drouhin by far. The rhubarb was pronounced and I found it altogether delicious. I liked the medium weight and the compact intensity of flavor.

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Flight 2 (1 Note)

  • 2002 Beaux Frères Pinot Noir The Upper Terrace 82 Points

    USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Ribbon Ridge

    This was highly disappointing. THe alcohol was high, so high as to be unpleasant. THe nose smelled of cigarettes. I didn't like this at all - some bought it needed more time, but I think it was just an imbalanced mess.

    This was served next to a 2002 Beaux Freres Lower Terrace. However, I don't see such a wine in CT. Suffice to say that although the "lower Terrace" wine was more balanced and more candied in comparison to the Upper, sporting more raspberry and some metallic nuance, it still wasn't much of a showstopper. Dissapointing flight.

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Flight 3 (2 Notes)

  • 2010 Scott Paul Cellars Pinot Noir Audrey 93 Points

    USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills

    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.

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  • 2008 Brooks Pinot Noir Janus 86 Points

    USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley

    nose: a little green. Darker in character and in color than the Audrey poured alongside
    palate: I found this rather mundane and lacking finesse - this suffered from its placement in the flight, no doubt. It had much coarser tannin and felt clumsy next to the elegant Audrey

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Flight 4 (2 Notes)

  • 2009 Antica Terra Pinot Noir Botanica

    USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley

    I have been wanting to try this wine for a long time. ANd I'm glad I tried it before I purchased it. I found it heavy in alcohol, too much so. I could identify the purity of well ripened fruit, but the alcohol, in the end, became to cinnamon red-hot for my preference. I went back to the Scott Paul.

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  • 2005 Thomas Pinot Noir Dundee Hills 91 Points

    USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills

    This was fascinating - I could not stop smelling the wine because it smelled to me EXACTLY like Christmas fruitcake. THe kind that comes all cellophane-up and lasts for years in the pantry. I very much liked this wine, my first from Thomas, but it acted quite tight and tannic. I imagine it could benefit from a bit more cellar time.

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