2008 St. Innocent Pinot Noir Temperance Hill

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • Oregon
  • Willamette Valley

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Community Tasting Note

  • Anthony Lombardi wrote: 95 points

    January 19, 2011 - Deep garnet with a clear rim. Buckle up from the first sniff. Black truffle, red fruit and forest floor. The forest floor you simply inhale from an early morning hike in the Pacific Northwest. Damp and sweet. If you have hiked to Heliotrope Ridge at Mount Baker, you know. Pomegranates, braised oyster mushrooms in a savory sauce and rainier cherries attack the palate. Rich and complex, while medium bodied. This rests on your tongue and demands your undivided attention. Bright, racy acid and sweet tannins bring balance to this challenging, but immensely pleasurable wine. The finish is long and beautiful.

    So many bottles of Pinot Noir get the Burgundian tag. This is Oregon in it's purest form. All I thought of while I drank this is if someone asked me what Oregon Pinot Noir tastes like, I'd just offer this bottle.


1 Comment

  • Sauvyfan commented:

    2/6/11, 7:28 AM - I agree that St. I really represents what Oregon is all about. I'm a huge fan. Enjoyed your review. Got me looking forward to my first T. H.

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