2008 Brandborg Pinot Noir Love Puppets

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • > Oregon
  • > Southern Oregon
  • > Umpqua Valley
Drink by 2014
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Borrowed from 2006
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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.

  • nzinkgraf wrote:

    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.

  • Ben Christiansen wrote:

    August 23, 2012 - On day two not showing all that well. Oh well. We will try again.

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  • 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

Wine Definition

  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 11 (28%)
  • Consumed 28 (72%)

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