Oregon Pinot Tasting - Boerne Wine Club: At BWC event. The lightest color of any wine at table. Herbal orange and bing cherries on terrific nose. Tart cherries, sweet spice on palate. A bit sweeter Vosne.
We really liked this wine. It has bags of character. A fruity nose leads to a very different taste. I'm tempted to say that it has "bite". I wish that my palate was more sophisticated so that I could provide a better description. Try it!
Excellent. Hides its '09 character well (and the accompanying 14.1%). Nice tension between acidity and sweet red-ish fruit. Seems to lose a little and get flabby when given too much air (e.g., 30 mins in-glass).
When i bought this wine in seattle in asked the storeclerk for a good oregon wine done in burgundian style. I think he nailed it. With this one. It is delicate, spicy, with a superlong finish. Only knock against it is that itmay have too much acidity and lacks some fruit to balance it out. I would have scored it higher were it not for that. Maybe it needs some time to let things settle down?
Very disappointing compared to prior bottles. Popped and poured and follow over a few hrs. Lots of heat on the nose and palate, with bright red fruits, tons of acidity on the palate--almost austere. Finishes crisp, with dense red fruits and some mineral, but repeating heat note that is very distracting. Odd, as the past 2 bottles seemed nuacned and balanced and this came from the same batch/shipment. No obvious flaw but so atypical of this producer and my prior experience I have to think this bottle is flawed. No change with extended air time. Otherwise 85.
Ruby with a tinge of purple, pale. On the nose currant, rose, dried herbs, meat, and Nicoise olive. In the mouth, great balance but less fruit and more of that Nicoise olive felt in the upper back of the mouth/throat. More meat and game. Long finish. Love this wine. Give two or three years before trying again.
This wine is really showing well at this point in time. Makes me wonder why I don't drink more Oregon Pinot. Striking nose of sour cherry, earth, and blood orange. On the palate, the fruit is mostly of the sour and red variety, but there's a ripeness and freshness along with underlying complexity that make it a very enjoyable drink. Definitely has the structure to age, but was great on it's own and paired with roasted chicken. On day two, more fruit forward with a prominent spice note. Good stuff.
This Pinot Noir is the top wine from the Brick House Estate vineyards outside Newberg Oregon. It’s a light cherry colored wine with smoky, carbon nose with a nice wood touch. Tasting this wine shows a complex blending of cranberry, raspberry, licorice that makes the taster say "wow". A subtle lingering finish that builds after the wine is gone makes this wine a real gem.
Slightly darker in color than the Les Dijonnais but still light. Lovely elegant nose with licorice, cherry pit, cunemon. Palate sharply defined with vibrant acidity and energy, tart cherry and rhubarb. Lengthy finish, mineral/stone showing along with tart red fruits.Excellent purity of fruit and transparency. Needs several years to come together, but should be elegant and exceptional.
Winery visit- 9/8. Aromas of cranberry, violets, and black pepper. Develops on the palate into mineral, toffee, fig, and earth notes that evolve through the finish. Pleasing feel with polished tannins and lengthy finish. Excellent.
Bright fresh nose with a fantastic saline/sea breeze note (some called it Dove soap), with a leafy herbal character and licorice. Nose was incredibly complex and interesting, changing through the evening. Palate was rather light, and crisp, but not lacking in depth or complexity. Impressive energy and acidity—all wound up needing plenty of time to unwind. Long mineral finish. 93-94
Tasted at the winery. Some mineral, earth, floral, and deep red fruit notes on the nose. Lovely mouthfeel with flavors of cherries and spice that streamline down the palate. Rich but not too weighty with substantial acid and layers of fruit, oak and spice. Can't wait to revisit in a couple years.