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2010 Evening Land Vineyards Pinot Noir Seven Springs Vineyard

Eola - Amity Hills more

7/8/2014 - tantotinto wrote: 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.

  • Comment posted by tantotinto:

    7/11/2014 6:55:00 AM - My experience with Oregon Pinot Noir is not extensive and I am sure it is different for every wine. But in general I have found that the best can improve for up to 7 or 8 years. And in a few cases they can become almost ethereal. They then begin to decline.

    I enjoy Pinot Noir from Oregon greatly but believe that very little of it available in my market would improve significantly with extended time. So I drink them relatively young. My guess is that the 2010 Evening Land fits in this later category.


2006 R Wines Grenache Chateau Chateau Island Ebenezer

Barossa Valley more

9/29/2013 - tantotinto wrote: 94 points

Tasted immediately after opening. Opaque, almost black. Great nose. Black fruit, allspice, smoke and earth. Very full, lush and rich. Power rather than nuance. Mellow tannins. I don't taste the 17.5% alcohol but can feel it. Hits like Vintage Port. I like it but it's not for the faint of heart. If I had another bottle I would save it for winter evening sipping.

  • Comment posted by tantotinto:

    12/6/2013 10:34:00 AM - It has been long enough that I do not recall how much air it got. My usual practice is to note if more than an hour so best guess is less.


2007 Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée

Red Rhone Blend more

5/4/2010 - tantotinto wrote: 94 points

Tasted this at a dinner hosted by Laurence Feraud. Of the wines we sampled, the 2007 was my favorite at this point in time. It has a wonderful nose of Provencal herbs and plum. Rich and fruit-forward but not cloying. Not fully integrated at this stage. Almost Burgundian compared to the 2006 and 2005. Tannic finish but nowhere near that of the 2005 that we tasted later. She indicated that it would probably continue to drink well for another year and then shut down for about five years. Second favorite was the 2006 followed by the 2005. The 2005 is still incredibly tannic and Laurence thought it needed ten years in bottle. All three vintages should be excellent with time.

  • Comment posted by tantotinto:

    5/5/2010 9:06:00 AM - She did not suggest when it would peak and at that point in the evening I was not thinking clearly enough to ask.

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