Wallace Brook Cellars Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

Price: $21.99
Item No. 107055
Style: Smooth & Supple

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: 13.5%

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

Wallace Brook Cellar's Willamette Valley Pinot noir has been produced from time to time since our first release, a non-vintage blend of the 1987 and 1988 growing seasons. Today, Wallace Brook Pinot noir continues our mission of bringing diverse flavors and textures into focus, thereby creating a complex, vintagedated Pinot noir at a moderate price.

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Rating:
(5/12/2011)
Style: Light & Fruity
Tasting Notes: The Wallace Brook Pinot Noir was a surprising treat at a Second Label Wine dinner party earlier this year. It’s a very light bodied Pinot that is bursting with fresh cherries and figs as well as light plums, raspberries, clove and rose petal. The mild tannins make it an extremely versatile wine and for under $20, I find it to be an exceptional value. For a grape that can be fickle and a wine style that is prone to inconsistency in other parts of the world, I never cease to be impressed with the quality and reliability of the Pinot Noir coming out of Oregon. Food Pairing Suggestions: There are a lot of different dishes that would go with this Pinot Noir, including the usual suspects of duck, chicken or salmon. At our dinner party, however, I chose a dish of fresh Atlantic Cod on a Bacalao brandade with garlic chips, pickled eggs mimosa and fried parsley. Normally the dish would call for a rose wine, but this Wallace Brook Pinot was so light bodied that we thought it was worth a try. The results were magical – a truly perfect combination and another reason why sometimes it’s a good idea to take chances with your pairings. Yes, it could blow up in your face, but when all the stars align, you’ll see fireworks.
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Rating:
(1/20/2011)
Very easy to drink.... smooth, soft red
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Rating:
(10/18/2011)
Style: Light & Fruity
Pair with: Pasta & Grains
Not that impressed. It was inexpensive so that's why I bought it...thought it would make an ok wine for no special occasion. Seemed to lack flavor and body.
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(2/17/2012)
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(11/10/2011)
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Learn About Wallace Brook Cellars

Wallace Brook Cellar’s Willamette Valley Pinot noir has been produced from time to time since our first release, a non-vintage blend of the 1987 and 1988 growing seasons. Today, Wallace Brook Pinot noir continues our mission of bringing diverse flavors and textures into focus, thereby creating a complex, vintagedated Pinot noir at a moderate price.

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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