Orogeny Vineyards Pinot Noir Green Valley 2003
from Russian River, California
We fermented whole berries in small, five-ton, open-top fermenters with a cold soak ranging from five to seven days. During this soak we punched down the cap three times a day to bring out the color, spice and fruit characteristics. We aged the wine in 50 percent new oak barrels, selected to add spice notes, rather than smoky characteristics, to the wine.
Crystalline aromas of candied blackberries, raspberries and cherries, woven together with floral overtones define the aroma. In the mouth the wine presents the deep, focused fruit, soft substantial tannins and bright acidity so characteristic of our appellation. Its balance between mixed berries, Asian spices, silky mouthfeel and great concentration make this a wine both for quaffing now and cellaring for 8 to 10 years.
The top 3 most liked reviews for this wine.
A Customer - Virginia
TOO FUNNY! I also had this wine at a steakhouse in Tucson (probably the same one...rhymes with "Sullivans"...it is still not on the menu) and probably had the same Steward!!! I think it is fantastic and highly recommend it.
A Customer - Minneapolis
Recently sampled several bottles at a steak house in Tucson, AZ. The wine steward just got it in and it wasn't even on the menu. When I asked for a Pinot Noir recommendation, he became almost giddy to serve us this wine.
He was right, this is one of the best wines I have ever tasted. Period. Do yourself a favor and buy several bottles.
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