2012 Seven of Hearts Pinot Noir Curmudgeon Cuvée Armstrong Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • Oregon
  • Willamette Valley
  • Ribbon Ridge
Drink between 2015 - 2021 (Edit)
CT100 32 reviews
Label borrowed from 2013
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Community Tasting Notes 31

  • dsgris Likes this wine:

    May 17, 2017 - Medium dark ruby with a red berry nose. Dry, tart red fruit, red currants and rhubarb with some sour tannins. Lively and fresh with the acid dominant. Not too impressed on the first two night, but night three started to get really good in a restrained fashion. Some cola along with forest notes of balsam and pine. I know we are all supposed to give 100 pts in deference to Bob's memory, but he was a tell it like it is guy, so 91-92 if you like a little bitter cane tannins.

  • David_T Likes this wine: (100 points)

    November 11, 2016 - The shitty red fruit (mostly red cherry, a hint of red currant) is starting to fade a bit allowing the even shittier earthy/herbal/tertiary notes to show through. Restrained, balanced (The Bob would maybe give it 80 points), light-medium tannins, medium acid. In a good spot but looking forward to seeing how it continues to age. 90

  • dsgris Likes this wine:

    October 14, 2016 - Medium to dark garnet with rhubarb nose. Lightly tart fruit, restrained fruit and medium body with some well integrated tannins. A good balance with tart tannins over shadowing the fruit for a nicely restrained wine which will go well with food. If scoring, 91-92.

  • dsgris Likes this wine:

    April 17, 2016 - Medium garnet with lightly floral ripe strawberry with lilac nose. Tart light red berry, fairly light body and fruit with nicely balanced acid, some flinty mineral and smoothly integrated tannins. Strawberries, red currants and pie cherries cover the fruit spectrum. Drinking beautifully now with a night on the counter. If scoring, I would put this in the 92-93 range with an AFWE proviso. I like this a lot.

  • dsgris Likes this wine:

    February 19, 2016 - Dark garnet with strawberry, cherry & lilac nose. Dry mineral, light fruit with earthy tannins. Lightly fruity on night one, morphing into restrained tart fruit with light chewy tannins with some bitter stone fruit on night two. The fresh fruit was more appealing last night over the restrained nature tonight which is not usually the case for me. Let's see where this ends up. Just OK on it's own and would be better with food. In deference to Bob, I will not rate, but if I did I would say a 89 to be charitable, last night I had it in the 91 range and was looking for improvement which did not materialize. Drink it for the fruit on night one. Skip night two and go directly to night three. Nicely restrained acid focus, strawberry and raspberry and just a hint of bitter well integrated tannins. Let's say a 92 tonight.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    July/August 2014, IWC Issue #175 (link)

    (Seven of Hearts Pinot Noir Armstrong Vineyard Curmudgeon Cuvee Ribbon Ridge) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Seven of Hearts
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation Curmudgeon Cuvée
  • Vineyard Armstrong Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region Oregon
  • SubRegion Willamette Valley
  • Appellation Ribbon Ridge

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 6 (2%)
  • In Cellars 173 (64%)
  • Consumed 91 (34%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Baked ham, Pork loin roast, Potatoes au gratin

Who Likes This Wine

95% Like It  22 votes

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