2008 Evesham Wood Pinot Noir La Grive Bleue

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • Oregon
  • Willamette Valley
  • Eola - Amity Hills
Drink between 2015 - 2019 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 28

  • Bob H wrote:

    August 10, 2019 - Good, not great. A touch of acerbity on the finish. Light- to medium-bodied on the palate. Mostly red fruit on the nose. Nicely balanced, but just lacking a little excitement, for lack of a better descriptive.

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  • RyanStotz Likes this wine:

    May 12, 2019 - This is just perfect right now, and one of the very best Willamette Valley pinots I've ever had at any price. Pure, soaring red berries and sweet flowers dovetail just perfectly with the driving acid and supple, medium body, and everything is so ready and in harmony that it vibrates. Always my favorite Evesham Wood pinot, and bottles like this are why.

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  • wineshlub wrote: 89 points

    March 21, 2018 - Opened one hour in advance. Rich cassis and raisin aroma. Spicy cherry fruit up front, subtle licorice and fireball notes in the finish. Down the middle, balanced, good backbone, good staying power, some complexity. Very good, but didn't excite me.

  • Bob H wrote:

    August 25, 2017 - A light translucent ruby in the glass; a "woodsy" nose with red berries.

    Somewhat straightforward on the palate - nothing wrong per se, but nothing to get overly excited about either.

  • dbp wrote: 89 points

    March 9, 2016 - This bottle has been open for 4 hours now. Aromas are very expressive of quite sweet red fruits; cherry, red apple skin, and the very slightest hint of licorice and soil. The aromas are quite thick and heavy, but contained, and feel very open. Palate texture is soft and pure, but not necessarily luxurious. Sweet creamed red fruits are the dominate note, with perhaps a slight hint of rope and briar. Definitely on the ripe side without too much intensity of high tones. The finish hits with some slight acid, but mostly really thick, large fruit. The tannins appear to be completely integrated, unlike the bottle 6 years ago (on release) which was quite vigorous. This wine is most certainly drinking well now, but is among a pile of 2008s that's making me think the vintage was better young than aged. The fruit density here is just too heavy for classic Pinot Noir and I wish for higher tone flavors.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    July/August 2010, IWC Issue #151 (link)

    (Evesham Wood Vineyard Pinot Noir La Grive Bleue Eola-Amity Hills) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Evesham Wood
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation La Grive Bleue
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Oregon
  • SubRegion Willamette Valley
  • Appellation Eola - Amity Hills

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  • In Cellars 89 (37%)
  • Consumed 149 (63%)

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