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Snooth User: jamessulis

Searching for a Resonable Pinot Noir

Original post by jamessulis, Nov 19, 2016.

Being aware of price points for most of the other varietals I have always wondered why the Pinot Noirs are always priced way ahead of the other varietals.

It is almost impossible to purchase a Pinot Noir at the same price point/quality as a Cabernet Sauvignon for under $20

Now I live in a region where both Cabernet Sauvignon (Washington State) and Pinot Noir (Oregon) have some of the finest selections available on the market anywhere.

Pinot Noir doesn't have more expensive bottles, corks, labels,shipping or labor. So is it the mystique of Pinot Noir or the Snobbery?

Lefty - The Great Pacific Northwest

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Reply by outthere, Feb 8, 2017.

Just keep waiting, that's the ticket.

I opened a bottle last night that I waited too long on. It was an '09 blend of Grenache, Mourvèdre and Counoise. I purchased two bottles when it was released. Drinking the first one early I felt it needed a few years to integrate. This second one was a dud. Had a flaw. There was a strange sediment in it that I decanted off. The nose was stripped of aromatics and the palate was steely and bland. Ended up going down the drain. The first bottle likely had the same flaw but I drank it before everything dropped out.

 

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Reply by GregT, Feb 8, 2017.

That strange sediment looks like a slug crawled into the bottle before it was filled!

A flaw indeed!

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Reply by rckr1951, Feb 8, 2017.

Looks like the toilet after someone has had to much wine.

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Reply by Stephen Harvey, Feb 8, 2017.

Poor hygiene at the winery or using bad bottles at packaging

Both inexcusable

They should send you a case of clean wine as compensation

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Reply by GregT, Feb 9, 2017.

RCKR - you need one of these and your toilet won't look like that.

But from a design standpoint, why do you put the gross part right up by the handle?

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Reply by dmcker, Feb 9, 2017.

What Stephen said. Need to get those replaced.

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Reply by rckr1951, Feb 9, 2017.

LOL, chuckle, LOL

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Reply by dmcker, Feb 10, 2017.

Speaking from experience, RCKR. It actually happens quite frequently.

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Reply by amour, Feb 13, 2017.

During my time off Snooth......I drank many wines and tasted millions.....so I do have a lot to report!!

Castle Rock Pinot Noir Cuvee 2013...California......under $20 and delicate with a great after taste...spice and raspberry notes here....

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Reply by amour, Feb 13, 2017.

THE GOOD STUFF...but you will pay more like $50 for this one!
TASTE IT IF YOU CAN!

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Reply by Stephen Harvey, Feb 13, 2017.

Amour can you spell out the Domaine name for me - just quite can't read it  [aging eyes!!!]

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Reply by vin0vin0, Feb 13, 2017.

Stephen - looks to me like it's Domaine Tortochot.

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Reply by Stephen Harvey, Feb 13, 2017.

Vv - yes you are correct

 

Now to find it in Australia

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Reply by Stephen Harvey, Feb 13, 2017.

Found a link to their story

 

https://burgundybeyond.com/burgundy-winemakers-uncorked/domaine-tortochot-gevrey-chambertin/

 

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Reply by Stephen Harvey, Feb 13, 2017.

Can locate some of their Gevrey-Chambertins but not the Morey St Denis

 

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Reply by amour, Feb 17, 2017.

I must mention the joys of Rutherford Vintners Pinot Noir, Napa!

I JUST DRANK 2012 AND IT IS WONDERFUL INDEED!   It was a very good year!  Check out RUTERFORD VINTNERS, here on SNOOTH.

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