Gresser Vineyard Pinot Noir Wilamette Valley Oregon 2007

Member Review by loveandprozac:

In all truth this was a bit of a "what the hell" for me. I was putting together a discount half-case at my local grocery, and recalled this wine being discounted several times over. I can't recall the last time I had the opportunity to try a Wilamette Valley pinot for under $8, so I figured what did I have to lose? Upon opening the bottle I was greeted with some of the troubles the vintage throughout the area faced -- light fruitiness backed by strong acidity and tannins that overwhelmed the delicate flavors. A slight pour-off and four-hours later, though, I returned to a bottle that was pleasant for such an absurdly low price point. The heat of the acid remained a bit much, but the distinctiveness of sweet cherries emerged from the mix, with green herbs following. Tasty, and worth a complement to a weekday meal. While it, along with many of the 2007 peers might not be worth the original sticker price in my eyes, not bad at all with a nothing-to-lose wine.

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(503) 679-3497 Gresser Vineyard Cornelius, OR 97113 info@gresservineyard.com http://www.GresserVineyard.com Gresser Vineyard is a small, family-owned vineyard and winery, which was founded in 1998 when the first grapes were planted.   Our vineyard is planted in the ‘old world’ style, which is high density and low to the ground.  Most vineyard and winery wo... Read more
(503) 679-3497 Gresser Vineyard Cornelius, OR 97113 info@gresservineyard.com http://www.GresserVineyard.com Gresser Vineyard is a small, family-owned vineyard and winery, which was founded in 1998 when the first grapes were planted.   Our vineyard is planted in the ‘old world’ style, which is high density and low to the ground.  Most vineyard and winery work is entrusted only to family members to ensure our high quality standards are met. Our wines are made solely from our own vineyard in the traditional way with minimum handling. Read less
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Snooth User: loveandprozac
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2.50 5
02/28/2012

In all truth this was a bit of a "what the hell" for me. I was putting together a discount half-case at my local grocery, and recalled this wine being discounted several times over. I can't recall the last time I had the opportunity to try a Wilamette Valley pinot for under $8, so I figured what did I have to lose? Upon opening the bottle I was greeted with some of the troubles the vintage throughout the area faced -- light fruitiness backed by strong acidity and tannins that overwhelmed the delicate flavors. A slight pour-off and four-hours later, though, I returned to a bottle that was pleasant for such an absurdly low price point. The heat of the acid remained a bit much, but the distinctiveness of sweet cherries emerged from the mix, with green herbs following. Tasty, and worth a complement to a weekday meal. While it, along with many of the 2007 peers might not be worth the original sticker price in my eyes, not bad at all with a nothing-to-lose wine.



Tasting Notes:

Pinot nose pleasant, cherry, balanced. Interesting fruit with essence of cinnamon-baked apple ,

160 produced.

Closure: Cork

Aged 16 months in French Oak.

Notes: 30% new French oak barrels


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