Phelps Creek Vineyards, Estate Reserve Pinot Noir 2008, Columbia Gorge, Oregon
Tasting Note: A library collection wine that shows the ageability of Oregon pinot noir.
Medium-intensity ruby in color with some garnet around the edges, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of red cherry, strawberry, red currant and leather.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied pinot noir has medium-intensity flavors suggested on the nose support by medium acidity and completing with a gentle, medium-plus finish.
The wine has a complex midpalate with a supple texture.
An argument for letting your Oregon pinot noir age and develop.
Bottle Note: Winemaker Rich Cushman selects the finest barrels of pinot noir from our acclaimed estate vineyard nestled along the west hills of the Hood River Valley. Vines first planted 18 years ago integrate dark, rich fruit flavors and a pipe tobacco nose laced with mineral undertones expressing the deep volcanic soil. Aged in French oak barrels and crafted with care in both the field and the winery. Salud! Robert A. Murus (Bob).
Price: $ N/A
Tasted: Phelps Creek Vineyards, Hood River, Oregon
Tasting Date: August 8, 2021