EWG Tastes Oregon Wines - April 21, 2013 (Roy's Pasadena): What a beauty. 100% Maresh vineyard which has to be one of my favorite sites. Typical of an 07 it is not going reach out and grab your attention. Nuanced and subtle with fairly big acid. I bought these on futures IIRC or at least a nice discount. A great purchase and I look forward to my next bottle. I don't know if I am going to let my 07 age too long but I might let one of these bottles go for the long haul. Be a good test of the screw cap too.
EWG Oregon Pinot Dinner at Roy's (Roy's Hawiian Cuisine): This sported nice subtle spice notes and light cranberry with a pale ruby color; on the palate I got light metalic minerals, quite thin mid-palate, but nice fine grippy tannins. This wine underwhelmed me and thought it lacked intensity in the mid. Kind of the polar opposite of the 2000 St. Innocent.
popped into a decanter and started drinking immediately. Initial sips had the OR funk on the nose, and an unbalanced heaviness. After about 30min the funk dissipated allowing the acidity to shine. This wine is really straddling the boarder between new and old world. Its just a touch too heavy to be from burgundy, but the acidity is there, as well as the restrained red berry fruit. Its a good bottle of wine-the problem arises at the price point: at $40 this is a good wine if you like burgundy; at $60 you'd get way more nuances and complexity from a premier cru burgundy minus the residual heavy OR character.
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