Plowbuster Pinot Noir 2011

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Pale and more garnet that one would expect from such a youthful wine. The nose is certainly not fruit driven but it is subtly complex with a touch... Read more

Plow's been in the shed for 3 years, but it's ready to get busted...Again! Black fruit and licorice aromas, wood-driven notes, not too much vanil... Read more

The name is appropriate, 'cause I feel like I busted a plow all over the place. I'm picking up little pieces of tart fruits, creaminess, vanilla, ... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Plowbuster Pinot Noir

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065185,057
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 03/03/2010

Pale and more garnet that one would expect from such a youthful wine. The nose is certainly not fruit driven but it is subtly complex with a touch of cinnamon tic-tac immediately apon pouring that is slowly joined by some quinine, marshmallow, and graham cracker. The notes sound like this is sweet and confected by somehow it’s not. It’s a touch stemmy and that helps offset the sweeter tones but event he fruit, dark and reminiscent of blackberries, doesn’t come off as sweet. On the palate this has some depth to it and is fairly seamless. It’s a very interesting wine, seemingly combining the best traits of a more fruit forward style without ever loosing its sense of restraint. The flavors are a touch mint and earthy with rich wild berry notes that float across the palate. There’s a little meatiness on the backend and the finish is gentle and moderately with a hint of vanilla to the red cherry fruit. This is an elegant style of Pinot, not fruit driven nor the most complex, but it is exceptionally well balanced and complete and an excellent value. 90pts


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Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,528
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 11/15/2012

Plow's been in the shed for 3 years, but it's ready to get busted...Again! Black fruit and licorice aromas, wood-driven notes, not too much vanilla. Nice punch of acidity on the body w/ red fruit and stone fruit. Respect.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,528
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 02/26/2010

The name is appropriate, 'cause I feel like I busted a plow all over the place. I'm picking up little pieces of tart fruits, creaminess, vanilla, and oak. At least the vanilla is subtle, respect.


3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 02/26/2010

Floral, yet herbaceous aromas. The wine is in good balance, acidity, alcohol and oak. Simple but nice.

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Snooth User: solomania9
63312,960
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 02/26/2010

Manischewitz nose - very sweet. Grainy bright cherries. Nicely done pinot.


Snooth User: wine national
147967112
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 03/04/2010

Plowbuster by Carabella bears the unique mark of Oregon Pinot Noir. Incredibly expressive character and elegance common to wines at double its price. Plowbuster is a burgundian that speaks in straight-forward American complexity and flavor.


Snooth User: kristaconte
25005342
2.50 5
Vintage: 2007 10/16/2009

Absence of fruit, no finish, nice bouquet but a flat ending, an ordinary Pinot


Snooth User: kristaconte
25005342
2.50 5
Vintage: 2007 10/16/2009

Absence of fruit, no finish, nice bouquet but a flat ending, an ordinary Pinot


External Reviews for Plowbuster Pinot Noir

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Vintage: 2006 04/22/2009

Plowbuster Pinot Noir, second label from Carabella Vineyard is a 49 acre site is on the southeast side of Parrett Mountain in the new Chehalem Mountains AVA, North Willamette Valley. Winemaker Mike Hallock makes wines exclusively from Carabella Vineyard fruit. Twenty seven acres are planted to five pinot noir clones on the southeast slope with an altitude of between 500 and 600 feet. Gravelly volcanic soils, Nekia, Saum and Jory, have proven perfect for dry farming the low yielding vines. The vineyard is farmed sustainably, using no herbicides. All Estate fruit and 5 Clones blended before bottling.


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