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Bodega Familia Schroeder Pinot Noir Saurus Select 2007

Member Review by enotheque:

To be brutally sincere, it was until I tasted Schroeder's Saurus PN last year that I believed that Argentina never stood a chance when it came to producing a leading style of new world PN. I proudly stand corrected, as these guys out of San Patricio del Chañar (Neuquén) produce some of the best new world PN I have ever gotten to taste. I can't say enough to recommend Schroeder's Saurus PN, as it is worth going out of your way to purchase (online, travel, anything it takes). The nose is really room-filling, with flowers, red fruit, cherries and spice. You get some of the violet hints you would find in say, Volnay, but with a personality of its own. Deference to the old world is present, despite a respectful divergence onto something entirely new. Delicious red fruit,cherry and concentrated wild blueberry flavors. Great berry acidity underneath the fruit, along with just enough oak to define the structure perfectly. Think violet pastilles, spice and blueberry juice on the finish. Bodega Schroeder named this label 'Saurus' given the winery's location near a dinosaur fossil excavation site, evident if you were to tour the facilities today. At any rate, they are certainly the guiding light for other Argentine producers of Pinot Noir in the cooler, Patagonian wine producing sub-regions. Familia Schroeder: http://www.saurus.com.ar/

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Bodega Familia Schroeder:
One of the winery's main distinctive feature is its location on the hillside of a plateau, allowing for a natural blend with natural landscape. This location is reflected in the winery's vertical design, with 5 levels that rise to a total height of 22 meters, allowing for another characteristic of the building: the use of gravity in the winemaking process due to the resulting slope. This gravi... Read more
One of the winery's main distinctive feature is its location on the hillside of a plateau, allowing for a natural blend with natural landscape. This location is reflected in the winery's vertical design, with 5 levels that rise to a total height of 22 meters, allowing for another characteristic of the building: the use of gravity in the winemaking process due to the resulting slope. This gravitational system, employed in the transportation of the raw material (the grape) and the end product (the wine), grants Familia Schroeder's vinification process with an important comparative advantage, offering optimal conditions for handling of these products with minimum usage of pumps. The high final quality is a result of both this modern technology and the committed work of the winery's staff. Read less

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Snooth User: enotheque
458981,165
4.50 5
07/14/2009

To be brutally sincere, it was until I tasted Schroeder's Saurus PN last year that I believed that Argentina never stood a chance when it came to producing a leading style of new world PN. I proudly stand corrected, as these guys out of San Patricio del Chañar (Neuquén) produce some of the best new world PN I have ever gotten to taste. I can't say enough to recommend Schroeder's Saurus PN, as it is worth going out of your way to purchase (online, travel, anything it takes). The nose is really room-filling, with flowers, red fruit, cherries and spice. You get some of the violet hints you would find in say, Volnay, but with a personality of its own. Deference to the old world is present, despite a respectful divergence onto something entirely new. Delicious red fruit,cherry and concentrated wild blueberry flavors. Great berry acidity underneath the fruit, along with just enough oak to define the structure perfectly. Think violet pastilles, spice and blueberry juice on the finish. Bodega Schroeder named this label 'Saurus' given the winery's location near a dinosaur fossil excavation site, evident if you were to tour the facilities today. At any rate, they are certainly the guiding light for other Argentine producers of Pinot Noir in the cooler, Patagonian wine producing sub-regions. Familia Schroeder: http://www.saurus.com.ar/


Snooth User: Argovino
1278402711
4.00 5
05/04/2013

Hidden behind an opaque bouquet of sweet onion is a lush if somewhat monotonous pinot with a touch of woodiness and a wonderful long finish - worth a try for pinot fans. (AV 87, http://argovino.com/?p=238)


Snooth User: lee8877
12128818
2.50 5
03/31/2009

It is a very easy to drink, smooth wine that would go well with a variety of food.


Snooth User: lazysunbathers
16175394
4.00 5
04/07/2009

Four glasses


Snooth User: Quicksilver
1759958
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 05/05/2009

Great tasting Pinot! Was not a real Pinot fan until I tasted this surprising wine. Cherry, cola... went extremely well with my Dr. Pepper marinated flank steak.


Snooth User: butlerz
10244613
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 12/25/2008

Four glasses



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