Interesting to see all the old notes, because this wine gave me the impression of still needing more time. There is a slight edge of tannins and greeness covering fruit that ranges from a tart cranberry to a deep plum. Unfortunately, the bottle I opened had a barely detectable moldy cardboard component that indicated TCA. Letting it sit for a day brought it out a bit more. Borderline, still enough that I opened something else to drink instead. Unrated accordingly.
Much nice than the last bottle of the same... maybe it was the added time in the bottle. Noticeable alcohol on the nose when first opened, but burned off after less than an hour in the decanter. Crisp acidity and ideal Pinot body in my opinion. Went very nicely with homemade crab cakes and asparagus. A nice effort for an on sale $20 Oregon Pinot, but probably wouldn't pay more.
Very nice, typical example of Oregon PN. Quite concentrated with cherry cola, and vanilla notes, with a subtle touch of funk that's there but quite dialed down. Broad and mouthcoating. Very modern. Nice, but not distinctive in any way. 87.
A simple Pinot with Black Cherry, Blackberry, leather, tobacco, and a hint of earth and black pepper. Pleasant but not memorable. I probably wouldn't purchase it again, but wouldn't hesitate to order it by the glass.
Nice aromatics, spice, leather and earth flavors. Sour cherry finish with more earthiness. It was lighter in weight. Good with the food until about 45 minutes after opening and then it fell apart into some sourness. [$$ ??; Decanted 20 minutes]
Enoyable btl, with middle-of-the-road aromatics, sour cherry on the palate backed by moderate acidity. Not my favorite at this point, but perfectly drinkable. Perhaps this will continue to evolve / improve with some bottle age.
Earth and vegetable nose. Berries and black cherries on the mid-pallet with a dry light pepper finish. Shared a half bottle with my fiancee at a restaurant in Newport, RI. I had it with clam chowder and a tasty burger!
I found this bottle to be a little more earthy and a little less fruity than the previous bottle. I didn't notice the leather this time around, but the earthiness found its way into the palate a bit more than I remembered. The flavours seemed a little more muted than in the first bottle, but still very good value for money.
A very enjoyable wine. Very clear, almost purple of medium color. Tasted of raspberry, black cherry, a bit even of apple, and tobacco and if I could stretch it, tree-bark. The acidity was low, the tannins very smooth and the fairly powerful flavor stayed on the palate--particularly the upper!--for quite a long finish. Thought the wine was fairly complex and really liked it a lot.
Heavy initial fruit nose gave way to pleasant earth and chocolate aromas. Palate was primarily cherry with red berries and a hint of leather. We tasted this wine alongside several burgundies (all of which were more expensive) and this wine was the hit of the night. I would definitely buy more.
A nose that includes chocolate, vanilla & caramel, there's also a 'baked' note to it, maybe like chocolate chip cookies. It started out as a light flavor that goes after the back of the palate but after decanting over a couple hours, it fills out to a more full flavor.
On our 4 point scale, this is probably a 2.5, where 2 = "Would drink it if put in front of me, but won't go out of my way" and 3 = "Will definitely get again". It's a good wine, but not a great wine.