A to Z Pinot Noir 2008

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

Price: $19.99
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The 2012 vintage is available for: $21.99
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Item No. 102445
  • WS90
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.

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Winemaker's Notes

#75 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2010

The 2008 A to Z Oregon Pinot Noir reveals all of the depth, concentration and beauty of the 2008 vintage. Deeply colored with aromas of minerals, red and black cherries, and spice, the wine opens in the mouth with rich, red and blue fruits, dark spice and dusty tannins. Great ripe acidity and tannic structure bring balance to this classic, succulent, intense wine, perhaps the most beautiful Pinot Noir we have made.

Critical Acclaim

"Lively, deftly balanced and refreshing in style, with pretty raspberry and cherry flavors playing against hints of spice and chalk. Finishes with impressive length. Drink now through 2016."
90 Points

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Rating:
(1/29/2011)
Very good Pinot Noir for this price and I enjoy that it is from the States.
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Rating:
(6/22/2011)
Style: Light & Fruity
This had a somewhat smoky flavor and was very light. I couldn't decide if that was beneficial or not. I was not impressed with this wine, but I'm only an occasional pinot drinker. I also typically like peppery pinots, which this wasn't. For $20, you can do better.
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Rating:
(12/21/2010)
Light body, average good. It's okay but there are too many 2007 & 2008s from the west coast that are superior.
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V Sheri - Mount Pleasant, SC (read all my reviews)

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(8/14/2011)
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Learn About A to Z

Founded in 2002, A to Z Wineworks is Oregon's fastest growing winery. The business model is simple: to produce and market Oregon's best wine values by concentrating on their core competencies of acquisition, blending and marketing. A to Z has a bargain with other wineries from whom they source wines that they will not reveal their identities; component wines could be from any...

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Learn About Willamette Valley

(will-AAM-it) Named for the river that runs through the valley from Portland to Eugene, Willamette Valley is home to some of the best Pinot Noir vineyards in the Northwest. While along the same north/south line as Seattle, the Willamette Valley is protected from Pacific rains by the Coast Range on the western border and the Cascade Ranges to the east. Though sunshine is...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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