Pali Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2008

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Rating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. Soft-centered wines of elevated ripeness are not what we expect when the topic turns to Pinot Noirs from Oregon, but this bottling is exactly that and is burdened by both evident bitterness and an insistent and hard-to-ignore streak of off-putting earthiness that conspire to drop it back in the pack.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.

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Region: USA » Oregon » Willamette Valley

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Winery: Pali Wine Co.
Color: Red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
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External Reviews for Pali Pinot Noir Willamette Valley

11/12/2010

Rating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. Soft-centered wines of elevated ripeness are not what we expect when the topic turns to Pinot Noirs from Oregon, but this bottling is exactly that and is burdened by both evident bitterness and an insistent and hard-to-ignore streak of off-putting earthiness that conspire to drop it back in the pack.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.


11/12/2010

Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. Elements of green tea, dried twigs and leather set this one on a very different course than its cellarmates as does its firm balance and more manageable ripeness. It very much speaks clearly to the leaner Oregon style, but its comparatively pert fruit cuts out a little too soon and leaves a mix of stiffening acidity and chalky dryness in its wake.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.


11/12/2010

Rating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. Lean and mean might be the best way to describe this very tight wine, and amidst its impressions of dried brush and bark there is precious little real fruit to be found. It is as lacking in richness as it is in charm, and it seems destined to remain unchanged as the years pass.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.


07/05/2011

"Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. Elements of green tea


07/05/2011

"Rating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. Lean and mean might be the best way to describe this very tight wine


07/05/2011

"Rating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. Soft-centered wines of elevated ripeness are not what we expect when the topic turns to Pinot Noirs from Oregon




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