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08 Willamette Valley Vineyards Whole Cluster Fermented 2010
As refreshing as liquid fruit salad in a glass, this wine opens with vibrant and explosive aromas of cherry and raspberry that leap from the glass. Flavors mirror aromas of red and dark fruits, hibiscus and melon highlighted by leathery cigar and tobacco overtones. The mouthfeel is soft, juicy and well-rounded with fresh acidity. The velvety tannins focus on a silky mouthwatering finish, inviting the second sip. Meant to drink young. Our Founder, Jim Bernau, calls this wine, “Pinot Noir Candy”. Enjoy now through 2014. Serving Suggestions: This versatile wine is wonderful by itself or with cedar plank salmon, a filet with cherry reduction sauce or salad with dried cranberries and hazelnuts. An excellent addition to your Summer BBQ. For something slightly sweeter, pair with strawberry Crème Brulee.
External Reviews for 08 Willamette Valley Vineyards Whole Cluster Fermented
Fresh and lively, reminiscent of Beaujolais for its overt fruitiness, nicely shaped and supple through the finish to feature the bright currant and berry flavors. Drink now.
Vivid red. Spicy raspberry and candied cherry aromas are deepened by a suggestion of roasted herbs. Lush and supple, with ripe red and dark berry flavors in a straightforward, fresh, easy-drinking package. This is the best version of this bottling I've had in some time.
Light, refreshing and appealing for its plum and bright berry flavors, finishing smooth. Drink now.
Light and Beaujolais-like, with pretty blackberry fruit finishing with some exuberance. Drink now.
Light red. Wild strawberry and raspberry aromas are pleasantly straightforward, picking up gentle spiciness with air. Light-bodied red berry flavors are firmed by a bitter cherry skin quality and complemented by subtle smoke and anise qualities. With its finishing sweetness and surprising persistence, this is very easy to drink.
The 2009 Pinot Noir Whole Cluster Fermented is light ruby red with a fruity, Beaujolais-like nose that jumps from the glass. On the palate it sports loads of juicy, spicy red fruit with enough acidity for balance. Drink this easygoing, uncomplicated, but pleasure-bent effort over the next 2ndash;3 years. It is a very good value.
Bright, with a silky feel to the red berry and raspberry flavors, which linger against a touch of lime on the lively finish. Drink now through 2012.