2012 Seven of Hearts Pinot Noir Curmudgeon Cuvée Armstrong Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • Oregon
  • Willamette Valley
  • Ribbon Ridge
Drink between 2015 - 2022 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 28

  • dsgris Likes this wine:

    April 17, 2016 - Medium garnet with lightly floral ripe strawberry with lilac nose. Tart light red berry, fairly light body and fruit with nicely balanced acid, some flinty mineral and smoothly integrated tannins. Strawberries, red currants and pie cherries cover the fruit spectrum. Drinking beautifully now with a night on the counter. If scoring, I would put this in the 92-93 range with an AFWE proviso. I like this a lot.

  • dsgris Likes this wine:

    February 19, 2016 - Dark garnet with strawberry, cherry & lilac nose. Dry mineral, light fruit with earthy tannins. Lightly fruity on night one, morphing into restrained tart fruit with light chewy tannins with some bitter stone fruit on night two. The fresh fruit was more appealing last night over the restrained nature tonight which is not usually the case for me. Let's see where this ends up. Just OK on it's own and would be better with food. In deference to Bob, I will not rate, but if I did I would say a 89 to be charitable, last night I had it in the 91 range and was looking for improvement which did not materialize. Drink it for the fruit on night one. Skip night two and go directly to night three. Nicely restrained acid focus, strawberry and raspberry and just a hint of bitter well integrated tannins. Let's say a 92 tonight.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Frabjous Likes this wine:

    November 27, 2015 - Very nice with grilled tuna day after thanksgiving and by very nice I mean SHITTY.

  • scott w Likes this wine: (100 points)

    November 10, 2015 - Nice purity of fruit, cherry raspberry and maybe some baking spice, balanced acidity. Really a nice tribute.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • dsgris Likes this wine:

    November 7, 2015 - Light garnet with nice acid balance and restrained fruit

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Josh Raynolds
    July/August 2014, IWC Issue #175 (link)

    (Seven of Hearts Pinot Noir Armstrong Vineyard Curmudgeon Cuvee Ribbon Ridge) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Seven of Hearts
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation Curmudgeon Cuvée
  • Vineyard Armstrong Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region Oregon
  • SubRegion Willamette Valley
  • Appellation Ribbon Ridge

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 9 (4%)
  • In Cellars 175 (68%)
  • Consumed 72 (28%)

Food Pairing

Baked ham, Pork loin roast, Potatoes au gratin

Who Likes This Wine

95% Like It  21 votes
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