2019 Sun Break Wines Pinot Noir Colette

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • Oregon
  • Willamette Valley
  • Eola - Amity Hills
Drink between 2022 - 2026 (Edit)
CT91.2 7 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 7

  • Max S. Likes this wine: 91 points

    October 8, 2021 - Every bottle reaffirms how the purchase. Holding remainder until mid-2022.

  • yasha Likes this wine: 92 points

    May 31, 2021 - very nice, like a lot.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Max S. wrote: 91 points

    April 17, 2021 - Give this about 2 hours in decanter for the barnyard to blow off. Nice red fruits and earthiness underneath!

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Giller63 Likes this wine: 92 points

    February 23, 2021 - Great expression of a Willamette pinot. Young but eminently drinkable now. Decanted for an hour and the scent jumped out of the glass. A slight hint of barnyard accompanied the fruit on the nose, but was not evident when tasting. Well balanced and really enjoyable to drink. Younger than the 2018 Marie Paul I purchased at the same time but it's ready to go now whereas the Marie Paul needs a little more time to evolve. Great PN, David!

    2 people found this helpful Comments (1)
  • rcb25 Likes this wine:

    February 11, 2021 - When I first read about David Patte’s approach to winemaking, I knew I needed to try some of his wines. It’s a really unique approach to winemaking and an interesting study in the different approaches to expressing the terroir of a place.

    David works with a single vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA—the Cortell-Rose Vineyard and produces three cuvées from it. The Colette is a 100% de-stemmed PN, the Ariane is 100% whole cluster, and the Marie-Paule is a 50-50 blend from those two fermentations. If the vineyard name sounds familiar, is because Jessica Cortell is a co-owner of the vineyard. For those unaware, Jessica manages some of the top vineyards in all of the Willamette Valley, with clients like Antica Terra, Evening Land vineyards including their amazing Seven Springs Vineyard, Big Table Farms, and many others. I can only imagine that the fruit from this site is going to get better in future vintages to come.

    This is very aromatic and expressive and jumps out of the glass (literally!) I poured a glass and set it on the counter, as I grabbed it to move it to the dinning table I could already smell the ripe red and black fruits jumping out of the glass. Some strawberries and cherries hit my nose first thing, but then I get some more brambly black fruit and savoury notes. Good balanced acidity. The Marie-Paule felt like it needed some more time in bottle, this is drinking really well right out of the gate. Drink these now and hold onto the Marie-Paule for a little bit.

    8 people found this helpful Comments (2)
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2019
  • Type Red
  • Producer Sun Break Wines
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation Colette
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Oregon
  • SubRegion Willamette Valley
  • Appellation Eola - Amity Hills
  • UPC Code 860001391930

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 117 (67%)
  • Consumed 58 (33%)

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