EEE October 2019; Oregon plus a few ringers

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Tasted October 2, 2019 by Zweder with 39 views

Introduction

Every participant had to bring a wine of the theme. We did not know which wines were brought by the others. All wines were tasted blind, also without knowing when the wine you brought yourself was poured.

Flight 1 (11 notes)

White - Sparkling
N.V. Veuve du Vernay Brut France
83 points
Light mousse, some apples and almonds, low acidity but nevertheless fresh, some sweetness and fairly full bodied.
White
2015 Domaine Drouhin Oregon Chardonnay Arthur USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills
87 points
Flowers and white as well as yellow fruits in the bouquet. Also some slightly nutty impressions. On the palate white fruits, butter candy, citrus and firm (grapefruit) bitterness. Ok wine, but I am not very impressed.
White
2017 Joel Gott Pinot Gris Willamette Valley USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley
86 points
Flowers, white fruits, stones and minerals in the bouquet. On the palate juicy white fruits, ok acidity, some candy flavors and ok acidity. A touch of bitterness as well.
Red
2017 Francis Ford Coppola Pinot Noir Diamond Collection Golden Tier USA, Oregon
85 points
Very transparent wine. In the bouquet red berries and cherries. On the palate red berries, herbs and spices like clove, some oak, ok acidity and tannin.
Red
2015 Cloudline Pinot Noir USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley
87 points
In the bouquet red berries, dark berries, some oak and a bit dusty. On the palate tasty, red berries, some herbs, ok acidity and round tannin. Pleasant easy going wine. 86 - 87
Red
2014 Domaine Drouhin Oregon Pinot Noir USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills
89 points
Red and dark berries in the bouquet, herbs and flint stone. On the palate juicy red berries, good acidity and slightly sticky tannin. 88 – 89
Red
2014 Daniel Largeot Chorey-les-Beaune Les Beaumonts France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chorey-les-Beaune
89 points
Red and dark berries, some chocolate, laurel and licorice in the bouquet. On the palate red and dark berries, good acidity, a touch of sweetness and slightly sticky tannin.
Red
2015 Domaine Drouhin Oregon Pinot Noir USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills
89 points
Red and dark berries, herbs, vanilla and some eucalyptus in the bouquet. On the palate chocolate, red berries and cherries, juicy acidity and mild tannin. Good length.
Red
2014 Erath Pinot Noir Prince Hill USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills
89 points
Red berries, earth, herbs and vanilla in the bouquet. On the palate chocolate, red berries, sweet licorice, sweet spices, soft acidity and tannin. Nice wine.
Red
2013 Goedhart Family Syrah Bel’ Villa Vineyard USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Red Mountain
91 points
In the bouquet dark berries, oak, pencil shavings and graphite, cherries and some menthol as well as bell pepper. On the palate dark berries like cassis, leather. licorice and pleasant oak. Beautiful wine in which there is a lot to discover. 90 – 91+
Red
2012 Erath Pinot Noir Prince Hill USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills
90 points
Ripe fruits like strawberry in the bouquet. Toast as well. On the palate ripe red and dark berries. Pleasant and well balanced wine in a good drinking stage.
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