Red

2005 Vital Vineyards Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • Oregon
  • Willamette Valley
Drink between 2007 - 2012 (Edit)
CT89 16 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 11

  • Pinoteer wrote: flawed

    April 18, 2010 - Decanted for 2+ hours. Very dark color, and some of the cloudiness has precipitated out. Cedar, leather, and spice on the nose, with some red fruits and funkiness. This bottled is a little corked, quite noticeable on the nose, and it may contribute to the somewhat awkward flavors. Elderberry and bitter chocolate flavors, which is a bit awkward. Balanced acidity and tannins helps carry the finish to good length. Fruit flavors on the finish are more enjoyable than the mid palate. This is a good food wine that grows on you after a half glass.

  • ch3nzi wrote: 89 points

    June 22, 2009 - worthwhile

    very smooth

    very easy to drink

    could have been bolder fruit

  • Bitslaw wrote: 89 points

    March 15, 2009 - Really needed some time to open up. Not a pop 'n pour here. After an hour or so, develops very nice earthy and vegetal characteristics. Potting soil, a little smoke, bell pepper. Some sour cherry, but not much in the way of fruit. A very interesting wine.

  • Pinolo wrote:

    February 12, 2009 - An interesting take on pinot noir, atypical of the Willamette Valley. Not that bad, but disappointing considering the winemaker. Unusually cloudy. 87 pts.

  • henrychinaski wrote: 90 points

    December 12, 2008 - Cloudy. Smokey. Funky. Appears to be unfined and unfiltered. Sour, tart black cherry. Distinctively Oregon Pinot Noir. I love it but it is not for everyone...

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Vital Vineyards
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Oregon
  • SubRegion Willamette Valley
  • Appellation Willamette Valley

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 32 (41%)
  • Consumed 47 (59%)

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