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Jamesport Vineyards Pinot Noir North Fork 2008

Member Review by LennThompson:

shows potential, though it's a bit quiet in it's youth. It is extremely dark for a pinot -- hopefully because of the hot, dry growing year and not the "California Treatment" (adding syrah to boost color and heft). With only a short time in the glass, the nose unfurls and shows off a pretty, complex nose with aromas of ripe cherries, cola, mixed spice, vanilla and subtle earth. The palate is velvety with red fruit -- cherries, cranberries and plum -- the main flavor components with just a little vanilla and spice. The tannins are low and well integrated. The nose was much more interesting and layered than the palate right out of the bottle, but two days open helped the palate expand. This is a young wine that should age well and evolve over time.

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Snooth User: LennThompson
28312133
3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 11/24/2008

shows potential, though it's a bit quiet in it's youth. It is extremely dark for a pinot -- hopefully because of the hot, dry growing year and not the "California Treatment" (adding syrah to boost color and heft). With only a short time in the glass, the nose unfurls and shows off a pretty, complex nose with aromas of ripe cherries, cola, mixed spice, vanilla and subtle earth. The palate is velvety with red fruit -- cherries, cranberries and plum -- the main flavor components with just a little vanilla and spice. The tannins are low and well integrated. The nose was much more interesting and layered than the palate right out of the bottle, but two days open helped the palate expand. This is a young wine that should age well and evolve over time.


Snooth User: LennThompson
28312133
0.00 5
Vintage: 2004 12/10/2008

Aromas of cherries, plums, oak and tobacco here. If you've been drinking deeply-extracted, somewhat plump or soft California pinot lately, this is a nice diversion.Sweet red fruit is accented by vanilla, cola and oak on the palate — which is light-to-medium bodied, with a velvety texture, food-friendly acidity and just a little tannin on the finish.


Snooth User: Rehoboam29
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4.50 5
Vintage: 1997 09/21/2007

Four and a half glasses


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Vintage: 2005 04/07/2011

Almost everyone in the wine industry spews the cliché “our wines are made in the vineyard.” Like every cliché, however, sometimes it’s true. Jamesport Vineyards is one such instance. Winemakers may be the celebrities of the wine world - even here on Long Island - but the good ones know how important a top vineyard manager is. It's a symbiotic relationship unlike any other. Les Howard, winemaker at Jamesport Vineyards, gets to work with one of North Fork's best, Ron Goerler Jr, who also happens to own Jamesport Vineyards. Goerler has been growing grapes for much of his life. His father, Ron Goerler Sr., planted Jamepsort's first vines in 1981, making him only the fourth person to plant vines on Long Island. Almost from the beginning, the Goerler family earned a reputation for growing some of the best fruit around - and deservedly so. Howard, who joined Jamesport Vineyards in 2005 after stints at Pindar Vineyards, Wolffer Estate and Bedell Cellars, is taking that quality fruit and turning it into quality wines. Long Island Pinot Noir can be spotty — both in terms of quality and price - but Jamesport Vineyards' 2005 Sarah's Hill Pinot Noir ($45) shows potential, though it's a bit quiet in it's youth. It is extremely dark for a Pinot – no doubt because of the hot, dry growing year. With only a short time in the glass, the wine unfurls and shows off a pretty, complex nose with aromas of ripe cherries, cola, mixed spice, vanilla and subtle earth. The palate is velvety with red fruit - cherries, cranberries and plum - the main flavor components with just a little vanilla and spice. The tannins are low and well integrated. The nose was much more interesting and layered than the palate right out of the bottle, but two days open helped the palate expand. This is a young wine that should age well and evolve over time


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