Pinot Noir

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Pinot Noir
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  1. Antica Terra
    Willamette (2009)
    • -bright flavors, silky texture
    • -elegant, medium-bodied, delicate feminine structure
    • -reminiscent of Chambolle-Musigny
  2. Beaux Freres, Beaux Freres Vineyard
    Willamette (2008)
    • -unfiltered, unfined, fuller mouthfeel, richer texture
    • -bold flavors of ripe cherry, plum, mushroom, dry leaf, earthiness
  3. Bergstrom, Cumberland Reserve
    Willamette (2009)
    • -spicy, fairly rich
    • -great representation of Oregon with balanced fruit and earthiness
  4. Domaine Drouhin "Laurene"
    Willamette (2007)
    • -Burgundian family winemakers
    • -elegant with characteristic mushroom and dry forest bed earthiness
    • -great aging potential
  5. Lemelson, Thea's Selection
    Willamette (2008)
    • -organically farmed, very consistent, high quality label
    • -blend of different Willamette vineyards
    • -bright cherry, plum, slight mushroom earthiness
  6. Alysian
    Russian River Valley (2008)
    • -made by Gary Farrel
    • -medium-bodied, elegant, aromatic
  7. Calera Selleck
    Mt. Harlan (2003)
    • -very close to Burgundy in style
    • -terroir-driven, ageable, complex mineral/earthy flavors
  8. Emeritus
    Russian River Valley (2008)
    • -dry farmed, concentration, fresh bold flavors
    • -full-body, cherry cola, spice and dry leaf aromas
  9. Etude, "Heirloom"
    Carneros (2008)
    • -bright berry fruit aromas, touch of cassis, smoke, spicy vanilla
    • -medium-body with vivid acidity and soft tannins
  10. Fiddlehead, Fiddlestix
    Santa Rita Hills (2008)
    • -warm wine, soft, forward
    • -from Central Coast, tends to be a little riper and fruitier
  11. Fort Ross, "Symposium"
    Sonoma (2007)
    • -light, pleasant
    • -firm acidity, earthy notes
  12. Holdredge Bucher
    Russian River Valley (2008)
    • -generous and flavorful
    • -light-medium bodied
    • -spice, cherry
  13. Michaud "The Pinnacles National Monument"
    Chalone (2005)
    • -black cherry, cassis, blackberry
    • -supple texture, good depth, long finish, evolves in glass
  14. Merry Edwards "Flax Vineyard"
    Russian River Valley (2007)
    • -classic label, great aromatics of spice, fruit, flowers
    • -concentrated and generous
    • -known for forward, flavorful style
  15. Peay Vineyards "Ama"
    Sonoma (2009)
    • -high elevation influenced by cool, coastal breezes
    • -elegant with bright acidity, understated fruitiness
  16. Penny Wines "Clary Ranch"
    Petaluma Gap, Sonoma (2009)
    • -great wine for the price
    • -spicy with surprising elegance
    • -elegant structure with understated fruitiness and high acidity
  17. Pisoni Estate
    Santa Lucia Highlands (2009)
    • -one of the richest, most concentrated pinots
    • -plenty of everything, spice, fruit, body, tannins
  18. Sherrer "Big Brother"
    Sonoma (2006)
    • -more generously flavored than most Sonoma pinots
    • -characteristic clove, cinnamon, birght cherry, red berry
    • -winemaker Fred Sherrer trained at Delhinger
  19. Talley Vineyard
    Arroyo Grande Valley (2009)
    • -medium bodied, plush mouthfeel
    • -concentrated fruit flavors balanced by fresh acidity
  20. Tyler "Presidio Vineyard"
    Santa Barbara (2008)
    • -most elegant, minerally and delicate of all 2008 bottlings
    • -vivid red fruit, plush mouthfeel, sea-driven brininess due to marine soils
    • -certified organic and biodynamic
    • -rich flavors of smoke, dark cherries, flowers with a long finish
  21. Dog Point
    Marlborough, NZ (2008)
    • -cool climate wine
    • -lighter sour cherry and strawberry flavors
    • -high acidity
  22. Felton Road Block 5
    Central Otago, NZ (2008)
    • -elegance, soft aromas of sour cherry, strawberry
    • -complex, multilayered structure
    • -high acidity with round tannins, touch of vanilla and oak
    • -one of C's favorites from southern hemisphere
  23. Massale by Kooyong
    Mornington Peninsula, Australia (2007)
    • -very scenic and exotic region in Victoria not far from Melbourne
    • -second label of Kooyong wines
    • -fairly fruity and forward with generous aromas of cherry cola, eucalyptus, clove

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