2007 Cline Cellars Pinot Noir

Community Tasting Notes

Community Tasting Notes (10) Avg Score: 87.3 points

  • Robe grenat de moyenne intensité, légère perlance. Intensité moyenne au nez, fruit confituré, un côté épicé et fumé, une note animale. En cours d'évolution.
    Moyenne acidité, alcool et corps bien présents, tannins moyens, intensité moyenne avec des arômes de fruit rouge confituré, avec un peu de cerise noire également. Longueur notable, peut être bu maintenant.

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  • Held my last bottle of this for almost one year after the rest. The extra time seems to have helped.

    PnP. This is not a typical PN. As has been noted by others, this is much deeper and darker than a typical PN. The nose is deep and intense, with notes of cherry and cassis and some earthiness. On the palate this is very fruit forward - notes of sour cherry, strawberry, with some heat, acidity and tannin arriving mid-palate. Has a long finish. Definitely a bolder and deeper PN. This doesn't have the layers of complexity and elegance of many classic PNs; I would say this swaggers more than it dances. To me this has some distinct zin-like character.

    Quite enjoyable, even though it's not a typical PN and someone expecting that might be disappointed. At my $10/bottle price this is excellent QPR. I doubt it will be seen again, but if so this is an autobuy.

    Rated good: 83-85

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  • Still amazed by this wine. The aftertaste is definitely pinot noir, but the initial flavors are jammy like a zin or syrah. At $10 , this was a steal for QPR.

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  • Opened a bottle of this as our second bottle with a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. PnP. Being as this was a family conversation and time together, i wasn't really focusing on the wine very much. So my comments are general impression. The first bottle was a Cambria pinot noir provided by my son.

    This was not a typical pinot noir - darker and more brooding with some oakiness, but lacking the "high notes" generally associated often with pinot noir. I don't have any impressions of heat, acidity, or tannins, so those must have been in check. There was some earthy type funkiness lurking around that didn't seem integrated into the flavor profile very much. Got better as we were finishing the bottle an hour later - aeration might be important for this one. As an inexpensive PN ($10/bottle from wtso) it's decent, particularly if you accept that it's not a traditional PN.There's a lot of plonk PN out there at this price point, and to me this wasn't plonk. But if you're expecting a budget priced traditional PN you'll probably be disappointed. Rated at the lower end of "good" - 79-82.

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  • Not a typical Pinot. Much fuller body than what I would consider the norm. Very tasty. Nose of cherries almost like a Tuscan.

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  • Basic raspberry with some sour cherry. Low to medium acidity. Nothing special here except for the QRP. Its good for what it is. Pop it open on a Tuesday unless you're entertaining.

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  • Initially, was a little concerned about the dark color of this wine -- odd for a Pinot, especially in this price range. The flavors were good, although more fruit than acidity. As it took on air, I became convinced there's something blended in -- Grenache, Syrah, or Zin. Got more pepper the more I drank. All in all, good bottle and can't argue with the $10 price. Would not recommend to hardcore Pinot drinkers, or at the more typical $15-18 retail.

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  • Nice pinot, great value for an inexpensive wine.

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  • This wine was opened and consumed over two hours with grilled chicken pasta. The robe is medium ruby and the rim is red. Clean nose, showing moderately intense aromas of smokey black cherry, cardamom and chervil. Medium-bodied on the palate, with low-to-medium acidity, low-to-medium supple tannins and black cherry-dominated flavors. The middle palate is solid and the finish is medium and smooth. This is a screaming deal. A nice Pinot at this price is not easy to find. Drink now-12/12.

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  • Great pepper, zest and black fruit.

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