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2008 Brandborg Pinot Noir Love Puppets
- > Oregon
- > Southern Oregon
- > Umpqua Valley
Community Tasting Notes 7
Lobonick Likes this wine: (88 points)
September 24, 2014 - A pretty wine with bright cherry, cedar, and nutmeg on the nose. Palate is balanced with a medium (-) body, spice, mustard seed, and a really silky texture. Nice. With two hours of breathing, it's showing nice vanilla and sweet candied strawberry too. This is really growing on me.
brian przyzycki wrote: (91 points)
September 17, 2014 - This is my 5th bottle of this stuff and I feel compelled yet cautious about a review. I find this bottle a phenomenal expression of the lighter style of pinot that Oregon can produce. Lots of tart berry....almost Beaujolais like. Well packaged in a nicely smooth finish of saline, cranberry, and spice. I admit I am a huge cru-bu fan so my palate is subjective. Regardless, if you are looking for a great food friendly wine with complexity, check this out! Nothing to see here if you are looking for over the top extracted pinot. Great QPR!
vesteroid wrote: (85 points)
November 14, 2013 - Dark cherry with little structure left. Very mild tannins. Decent acid balance, but this one is going downhill. Drink now.
June 27, 2013 - Red berry wine.
Red berry aromas.
A darker aspect in the aromas. Palate again is crystalline mineral. This is day 2. Concentrated palate for the region. The 'dark' in dark cherry Kool-Aid. It has 08 going for it and great in the mid $20s.
August 23, 2012 - On day two not showing all that well. Oh well. We will try again.
Pro Reviews 2
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
By Josh Raynolds
July/August 2012, Issue #163 (link)
(Brandborg Vineyard and Winery Pinot Noir Love Puppets Umpqua Valley) Subscribe to see review text.
By Richard Jennings
6/16/2012 (link) 86 points
(Brandborg Pinot Noir Love Puppets) Medium red color with pale meniscus; reduction, light cranberry nose; reduction, light cranberry, rosehips palate; medium-plus finish
- Vintage 2008
- Type Red
- Producer Brandborg
- Varietal Pinot Noir
- Designation Love Puppets
- Vineyard n/a
- Country USA
- Region Oregon
- SubRegion Southern Oregon
- Appellation Umpqua Valley
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 11 (28%)
- Consumed 28 (72%)