Category: pinot noir

2014 Evening Land “Seven Springs Vineyard” Pinot Noir

Raising a glass in honor of all of those who have served this Veterans Day. A funkier nose than usual for Oregon – underripe cherries, cola nut, raspberries, twigs, and some earth and mulch. A bit lighter, less complex on the palate – again with cherries, cola nut, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and light wood. Enjoy!

3/5 bones

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Pinot Noir

13.1% abv

Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA

2017 Burckel Jung Alsace Pinot Noir

Bundling up on this Thirsty Thursday with this Alsatian Pinot! Cherries, forest strawberries, and potpourri on the nose. Cherries and strawberries on the palate with a hint of stems. Quite lovely, but with an unexpected hint of sweetness on the finish.

3/5 bones

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Pinot Noir

13% abv

Alsace, FRANCE

2007 Lucien Le Moine Les Petits Monts Vosne-Romanée Premier Cru

Going big on this Wine Wednesday with one of my fave Burgundy producers. Dark cherries, small dark forest berries, some red currants, a hint of forest, pine, sapling, and mulch all on the nose. Tarter berries on the palate – more red cherries than black – with a hint of good sapling and forest floor. Fresh and tart. Happy Wine Wednesday!

3/5 bones

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Pinot Noir

13.5% abv

Vosne-Romanée (Burgundy), FRANCE

2016 1849 Wine Company “Iris” Pinot Noir

Bringing some color to this Thirsty Thursday. This label has artwork by Saber, a legend in the graffiti art world, called “Tool of Dissent” – somewhat fitting for our times! Cola, Dr. Pepper, wood, pine forest floor, pine needles, red fruit, cinnamon, and cardamom on the nose. Sweet red berries and plums on the palate with cola nut (almost like soda), pine forest, a hint of brown spice, and vanilla. Rich, Cali-style Pinot! 

3/5 bones

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Pinot Noir 

14.5% abv

Sonoma, California, USA

2012 Hugel & Fils “Grossi Laüe” Pinot Noir

Stretching it out for hump day with this Alsatian Pinot. Raspberries, cherries, sweet fruit, and red flowers on the nose. Very aromatic on the palate with raspberries and tart red cherries. Mouthwatering, lingering acidity on the finish. If you love Pinot Noir, don’t sleep on Alsace. If you can find them, grab them, especially from a great producer like Hugel!

4/5 bones

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Pinot Noir

13% abv

Alsace, FRANCE

2017 Weingut Loimer Rosé

Mixing things up with an Austrian rosé! A mix of red and white cherries, golden and red apples on the nose and palate. Lovely and fresh. 

3/5 bones

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Zweigelt (80%), Pinot Noir (20%)

Niederosterreich, AUSTRIA

2018 Domaine Camille Braun Pinot Noir Nature

Closing out the week strong with this certified organic Pinot from Alsace! No sulfites or filtration on this guy! Tart cherries, raspberries, strawberries, and red flowers on the nose. Tart cherries, raspberries, and currants on the palate. TGIF!

3/5 bones

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Pinot Noir

14% abv

Alsace, FRANCE

2016 Emile Beyer Pinot Noir Tradition

Chillin’ like a villain with my Alsatian Pinot. Juicy cherries, raspberries, and cranberries on the nose with a whiff of stone and dried red flowers. Great mix of fruit – cherries, raspberries, and strawberries – on the palate with nice acidity.

4/5 bones

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Pinot Noir

13.5% abv

Alsace, FRANCE

2017 Zephyr Pinot Noir

Breezing into this week with this Pinot from New Zealand. Cola nut, raspberries, cranberries, strawberries, soil, and an almost Dr. Pepper note on the nose. Fresh acidity on the palate with raspberries and cranberries, freshly cut wooden box notes, and earth. 

3/5 bones

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Pinot Noir

13.5% abv

Marlborough, NEW ZEALAND

2011 Chapel Down Three Graces Sparkling

Happy Monday after a long holiday weekend and an epic USWNT win! Celebrating with some special British bubbly on this fine Monday. Loads of yeast – sourdough almost going to panettone and fruit cake, lemon, and brown apples on the nose. Mouthwatering acidity on the palate with lemon, marzipan, and cleaner bread notes. Yum!

4/5 bones

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Chardonnay (58%), Pinot Noir (34%), Pinot Meunier (8%)

12.5% abv

Tenterden (Kent), ENGLAND, UK