Panther Creek Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Freedom Hill 2009

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91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: `The 2006 Pinot Noir Freedom Hill Vineyard was aged for 16 months in 30% new French oak. Dark ruby-colored the enticing bouquet exhibits spice notes pomegranate and assorted black fruits. On the palate earth notes and cola make an appearance. Nicely structured with good depth concentration and balance it should evolve for 2-3 years and drink well through 2020.` (10/08) 91 points Wine Enthusiast: `Lovely scents of blue and black berries open into an excellent wine from this well-known vineyard. Cherry cola and molasses flesh out the midpalate flavors and the fruit has a brambly quality that is almost like Zinfandel. Expressive and detailed.` (04/09) 90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: `Vivid red. Candied cherry and dark berries on the nose with complicating floral and smoky mineral qualities adding complexity. Sweet black raspberry and cherry flavors are braced by tangy minerals and pick up a deeper cola note with air. Expands in the glass ga

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Panther Creek Cellars:
Panther Creek wines are Oregon's most beautifully packaged and also the most concentrated and ageworthy wines now being made in Oregon... Panther Creek has established itself as one of the most consistent, high quality Oregon wineries. - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate Panther Creek Cellars, located in McMinnville, Oregon, has been producing ultra-premium Pinot noir since 1986. Our wines are... Read more
Panther Creek wines are Oregon's most beautifully packaged and also the most concentrated and ageworthy wines now being made in Oregon... Panther Creek has established itself as one of the most consistent, high quality Oregon wineries. - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate Panther Creek Cellars, located in McMinnville, Oregon, has been producing ultra-premium Pinot noir since 1986. Our wines are made from grapes grown at some of Oregon's finest vineyards. Our goal in making Panther Creek wine is simple. We want each wine to express the personality of its vintage and character of its vineyard as clearly as possible. We believe that this expressiveness is the essence of great Oregon Pinot noir. Every Panther Creek wine is unique. We believe that Pinot noir is at its best when it is encouraged to develop characteristics particular to where and when it was grown. We work very hard to create a limited production of well made wines whose individual personalities are able to shine. Gentle handling of the grapes at all phases of production is paramount in the crafting of great Pinot noir. From the time the clusters are hand harvested to the moment the finished wine is bottled, we strive to preserve the inherent character of each vineyard and vintage. Balance is a hallmark of world class Pinot noir and we want our wines to exhibit a complex concentration of flavors and aromas without sacrificing elegance and beauty. Our wines are crafted to complement a variety of foods, as well as be enjoyed on their own. We believe that great Pinot noir can be enjoyed as a young, fresh wine that showcases ripe, sweet fruit, as well as an older, mature wine that features unparalleled complexity and beauty. Read less

Member Reviews for Panther Creek Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Freedom Hill

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Snooth User: kimberlyaurora
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4.50 5
11/23/2011

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: kimberlykapur
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 10/28/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for Panther Creek Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Freedom Hill

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Vintage: 2006 10/06/2009

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: `The 2006 Pinot Noir Freedom Hill Vineyard was aged for 16 months in 30% new French oak. Dark ruby-colored the enticing bouquet exhibits spice notes pomegranate and assorted black fruits. On the palate earth notes and cola make an appearance. Nicely structured with good depth concentration and balance it should evolve for 2-3 years and drink well through 2020.` (10/08) 91 points Wine Enthusiast: `Lovely scents of blue and black berries open into an excellent wine from this well-known vineyard. Cherry cola and molasses flesh out the midpalate flavors and the fruit has a brambly quality that is almost like Zinfandel. Expressive and detailed.` (04/09) 90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: `Vivid red. Candied cherry and dark berries on the nose with complicating floral and smoky mineral qualities adding complexity. Sweet black raspberry and cherry flavors are braced by tangy minerals and pick up a deeper cola note with air. Expands in the glass ga


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Vintage: 2006 10/06/2009

91RP, 91WE no further case discount



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