Red

2006 White Rose Estate Pinot Noir Nekaia

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • Oregon
  • Willamette Valley
Drink between 2008 - 2013 (Edit)
CT88.6 18 reviews
2006
Label borrowed from 2005
2005
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Community Tasting Notes 15

  • dbp wrote: 87 points

    August 2, 2015 - Brick red color. Very darkly fruited, a bit extracted and boozy on the nose, but also vibrant and nice fruit. Smells much like a 2006 Oregon Pinot Noir would expected to smell. Very softy fruited on the palate. Nice mellow texture. Really no tannins to speak of, with nice acid on the finish with good vibrancy of fruit. I actually think this bottle is drinking on the downward side of peak. No real tannins left, so time to drink, but it's also not too far gone; maybe have been more vibrant a few years ago.

  • Birorganic Likes this wine: 92 points

    May 8, 2014 - Seven+ years old and holding its own. One of the best under $30 2006 Oregon Pinot's I drank in 2008 that is still magnificent. Very much a Pinot but with healthy tannins I don't recall from previous bottles drank when released. Will continue to age well. Barnyard that blew off after the first glass, complex dark stone fruit, delicious. Beautiful aromas, great acid.

  • tahaus wrote: 88 points

    October 21, 2012 - consistent with previous tasting notes.

  • hosscrow wrote: 94 points

    March 26, 2011 - I thought that this was the most unique tasting experience in the Willamette. a pole barn perched on the top of a on of the Dundee Hills surrounded by vineyard. The son of the vineyard manager conducted by tasting and I purchased several wines because each vineyard was distinctive. The Nekaia 2006 is brick red in color with a darker than usual color and normal weight. 3 The nose is classic Pinot a combination of dark cherry and mushroom earth and a lovely floral overtone. 5 The most important aspect of this wine revolves around its velvety texture, more weight than usual, with a moderate acidity and soft tannins and an extended sweet cherry finish. 6 Delicious, well made, breed but not pretentious. 3 I continue to enjoy this wine more than any other from my trip to Oregon with the exception of Archery Summit and Bergstrom. I have not tasted my Stevenson -Barrre wines. 17

  • wineaboutit wrote: 87 points

    February 14, 2011 - Popped and vinturi'd tonight. Nose of light cherry and vanilla. Light bodied w/flavors of cherry and a dash of vanilla. Pretty good.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer White Rose Estate
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation Nekaia
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Oregon
  • SubRegion Willamette Valley
  • Appellation Willamette Valley

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 21 (34%)
  • Consumed 41 (66%)

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