Classic Wit's End spice and complexity is the hallmark of this 08 Private Stash. There are full luscious, red velvet pinot flavors on the palate. One can't ignore the rich red berriness of this wine with sides of vanilla, tender spices and cinnamon. Extremely creamy, luscious blackberry flavors, with firm tannins and a lingering finish. No need to reach for flavor nuances here…this is true Pinot perfection with complexity, balance and staying power. Stash this away.
"Light on its feet, sailing its pretty plum and currant flavors into a refined cloud of fragile tannins. The finish lingers evocatively. This feels elegant on the surface, but has a swagger underneath. Drink now through 2020. 150 cases made."
"The 2008 Pinot Noir Private Stash is a bit more deeply colored, displays greater depth and concentration, and has enough structure to blossom for another 3-4 years. Mouth-filling and succulent, this lengthy, pleasure-bent effort will offer a drinking window extending from 2013 to 2023. "
The Wine Advocate
Outstanding structure and length. Juicy with dark fruit and a hint of spice. Quintessential Oregon Pinot Noir.
A fabulous Pinot Noir!
Such finesse, complexity and delicate structure. Simply dazzling.
Earthy & Spicy
This is a rare treat and probably one of the very best Oregon pinots. The 2008 is especially rich and full of dark berry fruit, vanilla bean and an entire bouquet of spices. It's the kind of wine that wraps itself around your mouth and holds on for a deliciously long time. Pairs with practically anything or pair with nothing - it's great on its own.
Smooth & Supple
I revisited this wine, and I misjudged it. I would give 4.5 stars, but I do not know how to give a half star (my original rating was 3). It has an incredible complexity and is subtle at the same time. Yet, it is very delicate. The finish is amazing.