The 2008 Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir is an elegant wine that truly expresses the terroir of the three unique vineyard ...Read more...
Nice clear cherry fruit accented by a bit of licorice and a base of baking spice, earth and a little hint of salmui cellar and a big floral top not... Read more
Great amber color. Sweet with a bit of spice. Tannins aren't too strong. Read more
Light color to this Pinot. Leathery, a little older feeling in taste and texture, as if it's been aged for a while. Enjoyable, definitely. Read more
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Nice clear cherry fruit accented by a bit of licorice and a base of baking spice, earth and a little hint of salmui cellar and a big floral top note. There’s really nice richness up front here, not sweet or heavy, just rich with excellent depth of black cherry flavor that quickly turns rather aromatic in the mouth. The tannins are a touch youthful in the mouth, adding some texture and the acid well integrated lending this further density that drives a succulent, sour berry fruit finish, which pushes a nice edge of wood spice ahead of it. 92pts
Great amber color. Sweet with a bit of spice. Tannins aren't too strong.
Light color to this Pinot. Leathery, a little older feeling in taste and texture, as if it's been aged for a while. Enjoyable, definitely.
sour cherry kool-aid for days with a touch of smoke. Had this with cheese ravioli and tomato sauce and it paired perfectly. great warm weather red.
Takes on more of its sister grape, gamay's qualities. Super young nose. Flavor much like a Moulin-a-Vent. Interesting to try this style and very approachable to folks as it's younger and sweeter like a Beaujolais.
This is a wonderfully accomplished wine, very smooth on the finish. A true demonstration of Pinot Noir, this wine is stellar on its own - makes a great special occasion wine for your most festive meal.
Nice wine, not as simple as the marketing may lead one to think. Has excellent balance of fruit, acidity, complexity and freshness, and Hallelujah, not too much oak. Nice medium long finish, clean all the way through. Fantastic with grilled salmon. One of the best in the sub 20USD range, maybe the best... Evn tho WVV sez drink young, this will hold up well for another 4 years.
My favorite wine
External Reviews for Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot Noir Willamette Valley
Tasting NotesThe nose opens with bright aromas of cherry and raspberry backed by a hint of leather. Floral notes are complimented by tones of dried orange peel. The entry opens with rich flavors of brown sugar and sweet fruit cake with a touch of spice and clove. The medium bodied mouthfeel features chewy tannins and nicely balanced acidity, leading to elements of juicy red fruits on the finish. - WineryTechnical DataGrape Type: Pinot NoirPinot Noir Clones: Dijon 113, 115, 667, 777, Pommard, WadenswilSoil Type: A variety of Willamette Valley Soils including Jory (iron rich volcanic), & Laurelwood (Missoula Flood sediment and windblown, glacial loess)Appellation: Willamette ValleyHarvest Date: Sept 27 - Oct 16, 2009 Harvest StatisticsBrix: 21.5° - 26.2°Titratable acidity: 5.1 - 7.6 g/LpH: 3.35 - 3.73 Finished Wine StatisticsAlcohol: 14.5%Residual sugar: 0.2%Resveratrol: 3.5 MicromolarTitratable acidity: 5.7 g/LpH: 3.65Fermentation: Small BinBarrel Regimen: 11 Months,100...
Bright aromas of raspberry and cherry are complimented by sweet tones of brown sugar and nutmeg, as well as muskier notes of sandalwood, clove and tobacco. Opens with rich red fruit flavors of black cherry backed by a hint of sandalwood. The round mouthfeel features refined and velvety tannins and nicely balanced acidity, leading to light black pepper spice and tart strawberry on the finish. Drink now-2014. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **
An elegant, supple and stylish wine. Vibrant aromas of black cherries, brown sugar, spices, rose petals, vanilla and typical Pinot Noir dust. Initial spicy flavors of nutmeg and barrel toast with ri
Light, with firm tannins and spicy, earthy character. Cherry flavors come in softly, but this is a savory wine that needs time to develop. Best from 2012 through 2016.
Bright and deftly balanced to show off its pretty strawberry and floral flavors on a light frame. Drink now through 2012.
The vintage delivers the goods-a pretty nose scented with red fruits, earth and spice, and an elegant structure that lays gently on the palate. It's ripe but laid back, with the alcohol a sensible, food-friendly 13.5%, and the wine true to varietal, with persistent flavors of cola and berry dusted with cinnamon.
One of Oregon's better Pinot Noir values year after year is this basic bottling from Willamette Valley Vineyards. The 2006 is quite spicy with peppery highlights, and the red fruits are sleek and tart, though not green or thin. The core brings warm, somewhat round fruit flavors of pie cherry, plum, and a hint of toast from 20% new Allier barrels.
The stylistic vision is pure Pinot Noir fruit with a soft juicy mouthfeel, balanced oak and soft, sweet ripe tannins. The methodology includes attention to detail from vineyard to bottle. Picked at peak ripeness, the fruit was gently destemmed, with approximately 60% of the berries remaining intact for intra-berry fermentation (which adds fruitiness). Prior to fermentation, the must underwent a 4 day pre-fermentation cold soak providing improved fruitiness and mouthfeel. On the fourth day, the must was inoculated with indigenous yeast. After 8-12 days of fermentation in small fermenters (punched down by hand), the must was pressed out with about 1% residual sugar and allowed to settle in the tank overnight. The new wine was barreled with light, fluffy lees where it finished primary fermentation and underwent malolactic fermentation.
The 2008 Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir is an elegant wine that truly expresses the terroir of the three unique vineyard sites within the Willamette Valley that contribute to this bottling. Aromas of cherry, pie spice, nuts and plum, are complimented by just a hint of brown sugar sweetness on the nose. A sweet entry with flavors of tart red cherry, raspberry, orange peel, black pepper and dark chocolate. A lively, spicy sip with mouthfilling body, lively acid and balanced, round tannins. The finish is long, juicy, and just a little spicy. Appealing now but will further reward those who cellar this wine. Drink now through 2016.
Dietary Information: Certified Sustainable
|Alcohol: 13.5%||pH: 3.69|
|Sugar: .3 grams per liter||Total Acidity: 5.2 grams per liter|
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