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Community Tasting Notes (65) Avg Score: 88.4 points

  • WIML90

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 90 minutes.

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of red berries and cherries that carry straight through to the palate. Perhaps a bit of red raspberry on the palate as well. Medium acidity, resolved tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now. Definitely ready to go and might slide over the hill any time.

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  • Fully mature for a domestic pinot. Tannins have completely resolved and there is just a hint of alcohol on the back end which indicates to me the time has come to drink up and enjoy. Overall, a very nice wine. No real mature notes like you might find in Burgundy, but that might be attributable to the screw cap.

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  • 13.9%. Very fresh tasting (must be partly due to the screwcap). Classic pinot smells, with a slightly jammy tone. Sweet on the attack and finish. Tart cranberry. 20+sec. finish. Mellow, rounded, linear. This is very good; sadly, I have no more bottles. Went well with Peking Duck. The leftover went well with roast goose (Chinese style).

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  • Primetime has arrived for this wine - patience paid off as this was not nearly as good a couple years ago. Everything I love about pinot is here in spades - earth, cherries, minerals, fresh velvety smooth tannins, adequate acidity. Really long on palate. Came off a little sweet with spicy Thai pork dish in a good way then turned more earthy after food. Delicious.

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  • Ready to enjoy! Paired well with cesar salad and white pizza-

    The wine looks Ruby colored. The legs are Fast. It smells like Cranberry, and Forest floor. Mellow flavors of red fruits. The body is Light/Medium. The wine has Silky texture. The wine finishes Medium.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2008, IWC Issue #138, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Scott Paul Wine Cellars Pinot Noir La Paulee Willamette Valley) Login and sign up and see review text.

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  • By Jon Rimmerman
    1/26/2009, (See more on Garagiste...)

    (La Paulee SCOTT PAUL Pinot Noir) Pinot Noir Dear Friends, Those of you that have not tried the vibrant wine of Scott Paul should do so - not only for the exemplary attention to detail but also for the commitment to artisanal production and the expression of a true American sense of place. The mythic synthesis between Oregon's Willamette Valley and Burgundy has been sought after for the last twenty years (or more) by pioneers intent on one-upping California's battle with the sun - some would argue they've actually succeeded. While sunlight is essential to adequate ripening, too much of a good thing can have deleterious (and alcoholic) results which mask the wonder of this delicate varietal. Oregon's winegrowing districts lie on a similar latitude to Burgundy and the local winemaker cognoscenti will be quick to tell you the climate can be nearly ideal for growing Pinot Noir - that may be the case but (like Burgundy) magical vintages are few and far between. With a "live by the sword die by the sword" mentality, Oregon's wine industry battles the elements year in and year out but they do so for a reason - the potential to produce something special that only exists in Oregon. It is this tightrope walk with Mother Nature (and the terroir itself) that results in a Holy Grail of New World meets the Old and that makes this region unique among so many pretenders. Enter Scott Paul to harness that synthesis - a very intriguing style of "old meets new" that many of you will find not only complex but deliciously complicated. The formula is simple: allow each vintage to speak its volume by doing nothing. Sound simple? It is if you possess terroir with a unique pedigree. To give you an idea of the winery style, here is the "La Paulee", bottled from the best lots of the vintage. For the price of a village-level red Burgundy, it will be interesting for many of you to compare this wine: This parcel is directly from the source with perfect provenance: 2006 Scott Paul "La Paulee" Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley) Thank you, Jon Rimmerman Garagiste Seattle, WA OR6700

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