The 2009 Pinot noir Temperance Hill has bright red fruit and floral aromas with hints of summer herbs, dried citrus peel and smoky spices. Full of vibrant red fruit on the entry, there are loads of spicy notes with bright, juicy acidity. Darker red fruits dominate the finish with rich mulled spices and hints of dark flowers. The flavors and textures combine to create a sense of purity that is the hallmark of this cool site in the Eola-Amity Hills. This purity that makes it a great match with grilled foods.
It matches perfectly with grilled salmon, meats, vegies and potato salad. Ready to drink, the 2009 Pinot Noir Temperance Hill will evolve over 8-10 years.
"High-toned rosy scents belie this wine's depth of flavor. The flavors are dark with black cherry accents, their density suggesting an age-worthy wine. It has the stuffing for something substantial, like roast duck."
Wine & Spirits
"There is just enough
reduction present to take the edge off the otherwise pretty, pure and elegant nose of plum, red berries and cassis aromas.
The restrained and equally refined medium-bodied flavors possess beautifully rendered tannins that contribute to the
sophisticated mouth feel of the seductive, long and strikingly complex finish. This is well worth your attention."
"This earthy wine shows a silky feel to its flavors of berry, orange peel and tea, which come together with mineral notes to make the finish lively and expressive. Needs time to settle into itself. Best from 2013 through 2019. 920 cases made."