Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Pinot Noir - April 15, 2009 - Hostess: Ms Elizabeth K

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley Oregon - April 15, 2009 - Hostess: Ms Elizabeth K

Wikipedia: About
Pinot Noir.Red Wine. About Willamette Valley.
Food Pairings: poultry, beef, lamb, ham, pork, fish, mushroom, creamy sauces, spicy seasonings. This is a versatile wine

Abbie's Tasting Notes:
1) 2007 Soiree Pinot Noir - $17 @ Greens (on Buford Hwy)

clear, magenta red color, cranberry cocktail flavor, almost a dark rose color, tart fruity, cherry flavors, spicy, dry finish, light, slightly tannic

2) Kings Ridge Pinot Noir $17 @ Ansley Kroger
clear plummy color, candy-ish, very light, sweeter, apple flavor, more full bodied than the first one

3) 2007 Belle Vallee Pinot Noir $17 @ Sherlock Wine Merchant
grape juicy, mushroom and earth, cordial, funky, whole cluster fermentation

4) 2007 Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot Noir - Whole Cluster Fermentation $16.99 @ Tower on Piedmont
yogurty smell, spice, fruity, mango, heavier, strawberries, lingers on the tongue

5) 2006 Firesteed Pinot Noir $14.99 @ World Market
LIKE this one, fuller flavor, darker color, best flavor, current, juicy

6) 2007 Grateful Red Pinot Noir $16.99 @ The Winery (off Savoy Drive)
shampoo smell, vanilla hint, oaky, light buttery, oily finish, lingery

7) 2006 A to Z Pinot Noir - $18 @ Kroger in Toco Hills
garnet, purple color, bland flavor, anti-climatic, blah

8) same as number 4
earthy, cranberry, jammin', nip/zippy, flavorful, tart, acidic, good

9) 2007 Cloudline Pinot Noir - $21.99
someone said smells of peanut butter? earthy, nutty, tastes light and fruity but long finish.

10) 2007 Elk Cove Vineyards Pinot Noir $20.99 @ Ansley Kroger (aka "Kro-gay")
plummy, rhubarb pie, peppery, like this one

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