Firesteed Cellars Pinot Noir 2008

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Firesteed started as a ‘virtual winery’ in 1992, and although there is now a physical winery, the winemaking philosophy remains unchanged. In the words of Howard Rossbach, “We seek to make wines of quality and value and once we find them we work out long-term contracts with grape growers to produce wines to our specifications.” This Pinot Noir has a good depth of bright, ruby colour, with perfumes of spiced berry fruit on the nose. On the palate, it is bright and lively, with good balance between a juicy, cherry fruit character and a lightly spiced backbone of ripe tannins. The spice from the oak carries through to the finish.

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Firesteed Cellars:
For nearly ten years, people have been calling Firesteed a "virtual winery" because of our unprecedented approach to this ancient agricultural business. From the onset, we have been committed to making premium quality varietal wines at prices people can truly afford. These pages have been developed especially for people in the trade who want to explain the Firesteed concept to potential custome... Read more
For nearly ten years, people have been calling Firesteed a "virtual winery" because of our unprecedented approach to this ancient agricultural business. From the onset, we have been committed to making premium quality varietal wines at prices people can truly afford. These pages have been developed especially for people in the trade who want to explain the Firesteed concept to potential customers: A concept that combines the latest in quality management, market response and service to our business partners with a great trust in the cycles of the sun and rain, the fertility of the soil and belief in the artistry of winemaking. Read less

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Snooth User: Onin24eagle
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2.50 5
04/01/2012

Nice concentrated cherry on the nose with a touch of raspberry. Raspberry on the midpalate. The finish, however, is weak. It's over very quickly and there's really nothing there. Not a great pinot, but not terrible (I've had much worse). Probably won't buy again but it wouldn't be a complete waste of money if you did. There are better ones out there though in this price range.


Snooth User: Drunk as a Skunk
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3.50 5
11/30/2010

I'm not a big Pinot fan, but liked this a lot. Very smooth.


Snooth User: llively90
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0.00 5
11/02/2011

Extremely light Pinot.


Snooth User: jporter
392012100
0.00 5
08/29/2011

Soft, silky, notes of plum and cherry. Nice finish and pairs well with sugar-seared, pan-fried salmon. Will buy again!


Snooth User: otter37
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5.00 5
04/10/2011

Five glasses


External Reviews for Firesteed Cellars Pinot Noir

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Source: NapaCabs.com
08/13/2011

Ruby red in color with aromas of strawberries, cedar and spice the wine's luscious flavors of vanilla bean and cherry tart are well-supported by its surprising structure. Grapes for this wine, as in previous years, were sourced from throughout the Willamette, Umpqua, Rogue and Walla Walla Valleys, creating a truly Oregon blend.



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Firesteed started as a ‘virtual winery’ in 1992, and although there is now a physical winery, the winemaking philosophy remains unchanged. In the words of Howard Rossbach, “We seek to make wines of quality and value and once we find them we work out long-term contracts with grape growers to produce wines to our specifications.” This Pinot Noir has a good depth of bright, ruby colour, with perfumes of spiced berry fruit on the nose. On the palate, it is bright and lively, with good balance between a juicy, cherry fruit character and a lightly spiced backbone of ripe tannins. The spice from the oak carries through to the finish.

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