Red

2008 Thomas Pinot Noir Dundee Hills

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • Oregon
  • Willamette Valley
  • Dundee Hills

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  • j@$0n p€++y wrote: 95 points

    April 10, 2019 - Its unlike any domestic pinot noir I’ve ever smelled. Like sticking your nose in a freshly shined unworn new pair of leather dress shoes right off the shelf that your father would have worn 50 years ago. It’ like a new baby smell but of leather goods. Like walking into your neighborhood cigar store or hookah lounge only to be inundated with an incredible perfume of green smokey flavored tobacco. Stems too. Wow what a way to start.

    No spritz. Soft med texture, seamless, weightless, red-fruited but incredibly layered with a strong tobacco varnish thing I can only assume coming from age, maybe the oak? Citrus, orange peel, lemon, more leather, black tea, a little rose hip, fine tannin, looong. Fruit definitely takes a back seat to some of the tertiary flavors. Makes you just sit there and think. But then the more I play with it in the mouth, more wild strawberry, rose water and underbrush come out and hit your senses. So complex. Nothing out of place but this rustic varnish brick note (maybe from age) I can see you either like or dislike. But with so much going on I can’t complain, I just sit on the porch and enjoy the Thomas ride.

    I read somewhere where John mentioned his wines are best consumed around the 10 year mark. 11 years here, pretty spot on. Yet, I can still see this incredible vintage improving for another 5 years or so.

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  • wineotim commented:

    9/20/19, 7:04 PM - Hookah lounge...I learned something.

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