PnP, started singing just 30 mins in. High toned red fruit, some blue fruit, fine tannins, moderate acid, and long, lingering finish. I would have guessed Sonoma over Willamette. Good structure. Two hours in, though, it was giving up. For the price I prefer more complexity. Still, very good from an excellent producer.
All right - not alright, all is right with this wine. Truly excellent Pinot noir - tasted at winery - this is what outstanding Pinot tastes like. Smooth and silky with excellent balance and backbone- as good as it gets
Drank over three days alongside two other BF bottlings. This was the best wine of the three. It features more earthy substance (as opposed to fruit) than the 2008 vintage, yet was fuller than the 2007 Upper Terrace. The 2007 and 2011 vintages of Oregon Pinot Noir lean toward the Burgundian style because of the coolness, and I find the wines enjoyable.
Lively bouquet, vivacious on the palate, acid going strong, superb balance, generous silky texture, excellent finish. Minimal bricking, drinking young. At least five to seven years of life, probably more.
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