The Latest News About the '08 Pinot Noir
I have to brag about Jim a little bit! His wonderful 2008 Pinot noir just got a really nice review from Burghound, the bible for Burgundy and Pinot noir and 89 points! If you are interested in widening your knowledge of those wines, look at this publication if you don't already: www.burghound.com. Since only subscribers see the reviews, I am quoting it right here:
"A very pretty nose combines notes of red cherry, raspberry and a hint of cranberry that marry into nicely rich and round middle weight flavors that possess good mid-palate concentration with fine volume on the balanced if mildly somber finish that avoids any hint of austerity. This well-made effort is not especially refined but it offers fine depth."
2010 Mingle – A white blend of Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Riesling. A balanced white wine that is refreshing and interesting. Perfect with hors d’oeuvres.
2011 Chardonnay – No shrinking violet, this one! It does have hints of another flower – maybe Rosehips? Big, bold and chewy – almost a meal in itself.
2011 Pinot Gris –a fruity wine with delicate tastes of bright sunshine and citrus, luscious pear and with a long, licorice-stick finish. Serve this versatile wine with salads, fish, chicken. Great with hors d’oeuvres.
WINNER OF A BRONZE MEDAL.
2011 Riesling –Gold leaf and quartz help to define the minerality in this sweet-earth luscious and dry wine.
2011 First Blush –Dry – Fermented like a white wine, First Blush is made from the first grapes of our newest Pinot Noir Block. It is a lovely, light wine, pleasantly dry and sophisticated on the palate.
2011 First Blush – Semi-Sweet – Fermented like a white wine, First Blush is made from the first grapes of our newest Pinot Noir Block. It is a lovely, light wine perfect for casual entertaining.
2010 Pinot Noir – The taste of strawberries in chocolate with a smooth, smooth finish. This is a wine to enjoy now and well into the future. Winner of three Silver Medals.
2009 Pinot Noir –Each year produces a different Pinot. 2009 was a wonderful year of abundant bunches of plump, sweet fruit. The wine echoes this with a mild cherry/raspberry taste that is smooth to the palate and complements all foods and occasions. Bronze Medal winner.
2008 Pinot Noir Reserve – Our star! This vintage was spectacular all across the Willamette Valley and ours is right up there in the firmament having won four awards. It is Jim’s first commercial vintage! Quite a good start, we think!