August 15, 2020 - Similar to the last bottle. This was a good value for around $10 which is cheaper than the regular A to Z Oregon bottling.
July 31, 2020 - Day 3: Day 1 and 2 not much to write about but day 3 is a different story. Roasted meats, blueberries, smoke and mushrooms. While not a typical Pinot at this point still tasty. 88 points
May 27, 2020 - Day1: Good everyday drinker. Strawberry, earth, spice and floral notes. 88 points
Day 2: Hasn't lost much and features strawberry, earth, spice and floral. Medium finish. 88 points
July 26, 2019 - Showing consistently. Strawberry, underbrush, violets and minerals. Short to medium finish and good acidity.
July 17, 2019 - Ligero, llevadero, jovial. Translucido granate tirando a púrpura de capa baja. Fruta roja, predominando la cereza y frambuesa. Sin notas cola (que personalmente prefiero), se decanta un poco por el lado amable y dulce del espectro. Equilibrado y agradable, se presta para platos de baja intensidad. Por el precio esta muy recomendable.
April 21, 2019 - Day 1: Pinot character while on the light side with this one. Raspberries, rose petals and earth. Shorter finish and not much complexity. Not as good as previous bottles so might need some time to open up. 84 points
Day 2: Better on day 2 with cranberry, rose petals, graphite, spice and cherry. Much more intense and medium finish. A real transformation. 88 points
November 22, 2018 - Big Top Closeout Deal Wines; 11/22/2018-2/24/2019 (Minneapolis/ St. Paul MN): Thanksgiving wine. Drinking well on the screw twist and pour. Cranberry, dust, subtle spice and earth. Really solid every day Pinot Noir. Drink now to 2022.
November 2, 2018 - Red fruit aromas. Easy palate. Some claim this is drinking better than 2 years ago, but I think they’re just wearing rose colored glasses, on purpose. It is integrating it’s oak, yes, and the fruit is more red than dark red now...
Overall 2014-2018 have all been large vintages for OR.
September 21, 2018 - Day 1: Is this a transformation from the last time. Beautiful wine with violets, strawberries, bramble, spices and wood. Very much classic Oregon and will see what this does on day 2 and 3. 91 points
Day 2: Perfumed with less intensity than day 1. Still has the nice violets, spices and subtle wood but offers more mellow tones. Nice acidity and medium finish. While a bit different equally enjoyable. 91 points
Day 3: lost some its luster. Still some nice fruit. 87 points
Recommendation: I would decant a few hours on day one and enjoy.
September 15, 2018 - While the nose is a bit closed in, this is a good, fairly generic, somewhat fruit forward Oregon Pinot Noir. I would buy it again, but I would not stock it. Our prices in Texas at 2 retail outlets is a bit high. At the average community price, it is worth buying. I think it may improve some over the next couple of years.