Wine Review

Color:  Red

Type:  Table

Maturity:  Developing

Appellation:  Willamette Valley
Country:  United States

State:  Oregon


Producer Wine Name Varietal Reviewer Rating Vintage Cost
Van Duzer  Estate  Pinot Noir Mike Taylor Excellent  2003  $25.00
Van Duzer produces outstanding Oregonian Pinot Noir. My recent tasting of their 2003 Willamette Valley Estate release was ever so pleasing to the senses. The wine shows a medium ruby core that fades to a purple ruby rim. The nose is full of intense aromas of black cherry, clove, leather, dried flowers and hints of tobacco. In the mouth, the wine boasts a solid structure sporting a lean stringy body whose firm consistency is supported by lively acidity and chalky tannins. The wine has a warm and persistent finish, reminding you again of its distinct intensity and sophisticated complexity. This is a very noble Pinot Noir that's developing nicely.
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Date added: March 23, 2006
Superb: 95-100 | Excellent: 90-94 | Very Good: 85-89 | Good: 80-84 | Ordinary: 75-79 | Undrinkable: 50-74

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