I wasn't crazy about the first one I purchased, and this one isn't that much better - berries up front, grass and such on the palate. That said, I think the world of the winery - the cabs and zins are incredible and the single vineyard pinots are out of the world good, but this just felt way too much like leftovers.
Deep ruby with red rim. Clean nose, showing moderately intense aromas of cherries, earth and spice. Medium-bodied on the palate, with medium acidity and light-to-medium sweet tannins. The flavors are red fruit-dominated and the middle palate does not disappoint. Medium, smooth finish. This wine is very drinkable now and should provide pleasure over the next 3-4 years. I should parenthetically add that the glass stopper is my preferred alternative closure...much of the romance of cork without the crassness of a Stelvin. Drink now-12/15.
Lovely red fruit-floral bouquet, strawberry with the slightest drop of Frank's Red Hot sauce. Black cherry, stone, cola, funk, smokey pear, fennel, fresh, medium-full bodied and elegant, a bit hot, short finish as far as I'm concerned and somewhat off-putting at times. Nice healthy acidity. A slight citrus quality throughout. The fruit holds up well here. Will last a few years.
More of a Californian style Pinot than Oregon. Glass stopper instead of cork. It kept the wine fresh. Dark. A bit peppery. I usually have two glasses with dinner both on two successive nights one glass was enough. Maybe the alcohol at 13.9% was too much.
Notes from day 2. Red to purple in color. On the nose there was cherry cola, funk, little minerality, spice . On the palate cherry, cola, red raspberry, cinnamon, earth, spice. The finish was average in length and there was really nice balance between the fruit and the acidity. Solid qpr pinot from OR, easily the best <25 pinot I have had in a long while. Awesome job Peter. Hold or drink. 50+5+12+16+7
Out of a 375. This bottle was a bit more open than the last one. Ruby in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose is strong with cherries, some cola, a nice hint of funk. On the palate, this is showing some layering although quite tight. Nice cherry flavors with great texture. Very nice bottle.
Always a great QPR among Oregon Pinots, I think this year is no exception except I have seen this for great pricing (WIneEX?). Purple ruby in color. The nose has some depth with cherries, leather and macerated cherries. Full bodied. On the palate, this really needs a year or two to develop and then has abotu a decade. Really nice.
Soft but pretty nose of cherry. Quite a bit of cherry on the attack but then dark berry fruit, interesting "weighty" tastes for a medium bodied wine, fairly lengthy finish with more cherry coming out at the end again. Tannins are a tad rough. Not terribly complex but good.
Smells a bit bigger and more extracted than the O'Rileys. Very think smelling, with deep fruit. Very pure red fruits on the palate, and quite soft. However, the finish is entirely straight forward and a bit rough, including some tannins.
Super drinkable, very clean with impeccable balance, great acidity and a smooth, lengthy finish. Very enjoyable. Not complex or even that interesting, but an a-typical perfect flavored OPN that does nothing but please the palate. Would be a great introductory bottle for new PN drinkers, carries just the faintest hint of sweet fruit that is really enticing and delicious.