External Reviews for Pinot Noir "Five Mountain" Willamette Valley New Mexico 50-13.00
Bright red. Strawberry and raspberry on the scented nose. Light-bodied and lively, with tangy red fruit flavors that could use a bit more heft. Finishes clean and brisk, with good focus and decent persistence.
The 2008 Pinot Noir Five Mountain is sourced from a vineyard planted by the Ponzi family in the 1970s and subsequently purchased by Elk cove. Medium ruby red, it gives up an enticing perfume of cedar, spice box, incense, and red cherry. Made in a round, forward, good balance, and a medium-long finish. Drink it over the next 6-8 years.
Deep red with a bright rim. Sexy black raspberry and floral aromas are complemented by notes of spicecake and incense, plus a hint of musky herbs. Supple, palate-coating red and dark berry flavors show excellent depth without any excess fat. The juicy dark berry note repeats on the finish, which also offers hints of cola and smoky Indian spices. There's lots going on already but I'd stash this wine away for another few years.
Deep red with a bright rim. Pure but subdued aromas of blackcurrant, cherry pit and rose petal. Juicy and penetrating but quite tight, even austere, hinting at musky dark fruits and succulent herbs. This youthful, concentrated wine offers little immediate sweetness but unwinds nicely with an hour or so of aeration.
Tight, focused and minerally, with a stony component to the dark berry and spice flavors, all floating over a light, transparent structure. Not tough, but needs time to resolve the tightness. Best from 2012 through 2018.
The 2009 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley is a straightforward offering with pretty spice notes and red fruit flavors. Drink it over the next 5andndash;6 years.
The entry-level 2008 Pinot Noir Williamette Valley is fairly priced and widely accessible (12,000+ cases). Medium ruby red, it offers up a pleasant nose of cinnamon, clove, rose petal, strawberry, and cherry. Medium-bodied, round, and easygoing with ample sweet fruit, it will deliver pleasure over the next 5ndash;6 years.