Scott Paul, La Paulée Pinot Noir 2011, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Tasting Note: An enjoyable, Oregon pinot noir that would pair well with a midweek meal.
Medium-intensity ruby in color, this wine has a medium-intensity nose of raspberry, red cherry, red plum and white blossom.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied pinot noir has medium-intensity flavors suggested on the nose with a streak of red currant riding throughout the length of the taste.
There is some midpalate complexity along with some barnyard elements.
Bottle Note: La Paulée is named after the traditional French harvest celebration each year in Burgundy. Our 2011 bottling is a selection of the finest lots of the vintage, from our blocks of Maresh and Nysa Vineyards in the Dundee Hills, Ribbon Ridge Vineyard, and Azana Vineyard on Chehalem Mountain.
Price: $39 (I paid $13)
Tasting Date: August 26, 2019