Willamette Valley Vineyards Whole Cluster Pinot Noir 2008

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

$19.79
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Item No. 99476
  • red wine
  • BH91
Style: Light & Fruity

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 12.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

As refreshing as liquid fruit salad in a glass, this wine opens with explosive aromas of wild strawberry, raspberry, black cherry, and a hint of smoke and anise. Flavors mirror the aromas and are complemented by balanced, soft tannins and ripe acidity. Juicy flavors lead to a juicy pomegranite finish. This wine holds an elegant, refined weight on the palate throughout, inviting another sip. Meant to drink young. Enjoy this wine now through 2012.

Perfect with bold cheeses, thai food and pizza. If lightly chilled, the perfect pairing for a summer picnic. Also an excellent match for grilled fish or chicken - a good choice for a summer BBQ.

Critical Acclaim

"This is quite similar to the ’09 version except that here the fruit is slightly riper and the floral influence is stronger. There is good richness to the solidly voluminous and wellconcentrated flavors that are shaped by buried tannins on the dusty and moderately austere finish. I very much like the depth and overall sense of balance though note that this will need time to blossom."
91 Points

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Rating:
(9/29/2010)
Had this wine at a wine bar at the recommendation of the bartender. Loved it. Very smooth wine.
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Charlie Hotel Bravo - Fort Lauderdale, FL (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/27/2010)
Light density raspberry red. Fruity aroma of raspberry - not strong but persistant. Sweet, smooth, soft tannins. Raspberry taste from start to finish. Full flavor but not heavy. Hint of pomagranite on finish.
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Rating:
(9/29/2010)
Was expecting to love this wine, but was disappointed. Tasted more like a old-world burgundy. Did not have light, fruit forward characters of berries as expected.
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Rating:
(9/28/2010)
Perhaps ths single worst wine I have ever tasted. Medicinal mineraly taste. Not sure whether this bottle was particulary bad.
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Rating:
(9/28/2010)
Didn't like this at all. Very light compared to some of WVV other wines. Couldn't taste any fruit.
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Kim Wooding - Springfield, VA (read all my reviews)

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(7/26/2012)
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