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Van Duzer Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2002

External Review by Premier Wine & Spirits:

Dramatically aromatic, brimming with black cherry, hinting at smoke and spices as the flavors play against firm tannins. Needs time to soften, and then fasten your seatbelt. Best from 2006 through 2012.

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Van Duzer Vineyards:
Van Duzer Vineyards is the first in the Willamette Valley to benefit from the cool Pacific breezes that flow nightly through the Van Duzer Corridor to the interior of the valley. The Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris planted on the vineyards in the foothills of the Van Duzer Corridor flourish in the cool-weather growing conditions where they develop a purity of fruit flavor, complexity and pleasing bal... Read more
Van Duzer Vineyards is the first in the Willamette Valley to benefit from the cool Pacific breezes that flow nightly through the Van Duzer Corridor to the interior of the valley. The Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris planted on the vineyards in the foothills of the Van Duzer Corridor flourish in the cool-weather growing conditions where they develop a purity of fruit flavor, complexity and pleasing balance. Located on a scenic hilltop amidst 82 acres of vines, the family estate winery practices sustainable farming and has been endorsed by internationally recognized LIVE (Low Impact Viticulture and Enology) and Salmon Safe. Pinot Noir is Van Duzer’s signature wine. A variety of Pinot Noir clonal varieties and microclimates allows Van Duzer Vineyards to produce a multi-dimensional estate Pinot Noir and a handful of limited-production Block Designates of singular personality. Pinot Gris is Oregon’s other wine of note, a white wine that Van Duzer Vineyards makes in a crisp, dry style particularly well suited to a white wine. Van Duzer Vineyard’s new eco-friendly winery is one of the most modern winemaking facilities in Oregon. Tasting room and picnic grounds welcome visitors to the site, located just one hour south of Portland on the Hwy 99W Wine Road. Read less

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3.50 5
11/21/2007

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Van Duzer Pinot Noir Willamette Valley

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

Dramatically aromatic, brimming with black cherry, hinting at smoke and spices as the flavors play against firm tannins. Needs time to soften, and then fasten your seatbelt. Best from 2006 through 2012.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

Made entirely from the wineryrsquo;s 77-acre estate vineyard, this red represents a blend of three clonal selections mdash; Dijon and Pommard from Burgundy and Wauml;denswil from Switzerland. It undergoes malolactic fermentation and aging in a mix of new and used French oak barrels before being bottled. Jim Kakacek handles the winemaking duties.




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