Oriel Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Jasper 2005

Winemaker's Notes:

Aroma: Blackberry, cranberry and caramel cream. Taste: Black cherry and blackberry. Pomegranate and vanilla spice finish, with fine, silky tannins. Name story: Jasper is named for a red semi-precious stone found in California with legendary properties to drive away evil spirits and to offer healing powers. Vineyards and winemaking: Dijon clones planted on cool sloping hillsides with sandy loam soils. Small lots fermented in open-top containers. Cold soaked for several days and punched down by hand. Aged for 10 months in French oak (25% new).

Winery: Oriel  
Color: Red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
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“...What if you could walk into any wine store or restaurant and select a wine from any of nine countries and dozens of appellations and feel confident that you were getting not only high quality wine but also good value? That's the promise of Oriel.” — Wine Enthusiast Magazine Oriel is a global portfolio of wines that are handmade in small quantities by the world’s best winemakers and sold ... Read more
“...What if you could walk into any wine store or restaurant and select a wine from any of nine countries and dozens of appellations and feel confident that you were getting not only high quality wine but also good value? That's the promise of Oriel.” — Wine Enthusiast Magazine Oriel is a global portfolio of wines that are handmade in small quantities by the world’s best winemakers and sold under the Oriel label. Most of our wines retail for between $15 and $35 per bottle, providing consumers unusually affordable access to wines made by the winemakers behind such esteemed labels as Petrus and Penfolds Grange. Oriel wines have been rated in the 90s by Robert M. Parker and the Wine Spectator, have received numerous awards and accolades and are served at some of America’s top restaurants. Read less

Member Reviews for Oriel Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Jasper

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Snooth User: Lara at Oriel
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5.00 5
06/24/2009

I'm not surprised 'winelvr' had a preference between Jasper 2004 and Jasper 2005-- they are very different wines. Jasper 2004 is a Russian River Valley Pinot Noir and from 2005 on, Jasper has been grown in Sonoma Coast. Though you may prefer the effects of the warmer, dryer Russian River AVA, the Sonoma Coast's combination of rocky soil, steep slopes, warm sun, and the cool pacific air is making some really nice Pinots-- like Jasper 2005 and 2006.


Snooth User: winelvr
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1.50 5
03/02/2008

I have to say, I was not thrilled with the 2005 Oriel Pinot after having loved the 2004. Too much oak, flat finish, not much character. Oriel is a great label, but if you want to try their pinot search for the 2004.


External Reviews for Oriel Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Jasper

External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesAroma: Blackberry, cranberry and caramel cream. Taste: Black cherry and blackberry. Pomegranate and vanilla spice finish, with fine, silky tannins. Drink: Now through 2009.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Medium to full bodied with rich and complex aromas and flavors of black cherry, cola, and raspberry; silky and multitextured; moderately long, balanced, fruity finish. Duck; game birds.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Made from 100% Pinot Noir, Dijon clones, planted on cool, sloping hillsides with sandy loam soils. Jasper is named for a red semiprecious stone found in California, with legendary properties to drive away evil spirits and to offer healing powers. Winemaker Dan Goldfield has crafted a sure-to-please, medium-bodied Pinot packed with black cherry, blackberry, zesty pomegranate and a creamy vanilla-spiced finish.


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
04/01/2008

Oriel Jasper Pinot Noir Sonoma Aromas of blackberry, cranberry and caramel cream. Taste of black cherry and blackberry. Pomegranate and vanilla spice finish, with fine, silky tannins. Oriel Jasper Pinot Noir 2005 Sonoma 750ml, Morrell \& Company is proud to offer our Premier Selection of Oriel Jasper Pinot Noir 2005 Sonoma for the discriminating connoisseur. We also offer: Wine Clubs, Gift Packs, Champagne, Business Gifts, Wines, Glassware and more. Morrell offers a vast selection of wines from nearly every winegrowing region around the world, including Top Wine Picks, fantastic selection, great gift ideas, Spirits, and hard to find wines.



Aroma: Blackberry, cranberry and caramel cream. Taste: Black cherry and blackberry. Pomegranate and vanilla spice finish, with fine, silky tannins. Name story: Jasper is named for a red semi-precious stone found in California with legendary properties to drive away evil spirits and to offer healing powers. Vineyards and winemaking: Dijon clones planted on cool sloping hillsides with sandy loam soils. Small lots fermented in open-top containers. Cold soaked for several days and punched down by hand. Aged for 10 months in French oak (25% new).

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