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2007 Nicholas Estate Pinot Noir

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Wine Description

Continuous attention to the vineyard throughout the growing season and great winemaking has resulted in one of the most elegant Oregon Pinot Noirs produced to date from our vineyard.

Plum, raspberries and dusty rose petals on the nose blend with pomegranate, tea and toasty spices on the palate. All framed by the vineyard’s signature minerality, silky texture and rich yet soft tannins. The nicely rounded mid-palate rolls lingeringly into the sustained finish.

 

94 points: PinotReport

“…Medium-deep ruby color; earthy, dark cherry and earthy aromas with forest floor notes; deep, complex black cherry flavors with some pepper and forest floor notes, some oak and tannin; good structure and balance; long finish. Deep, complex and earthy Pinot with a great future ahead of it. Delicious flavors now but needs time in the glass to open up."

90 points: Wine Advocate

“… a lovely perfume of toast, mineral, spice box, cherry and raspberry. Round, ripe and elegant, this silky, savory wine is well balanced, lengthy and nicely priced.”

88 points: Burghound

“… A pretty and reasonably ripe nose features both upper and lower register pinot fruit aromas laced with hints of underbrush and briar that continue onto the light to medium-weight flavors … solid if not truly special length.”

88 points: Wine Enthusiast

“…Fashioned from a careful mix of clones … a very pretty wine, wrapped in toasty mocha and caramel, but highlighted with fine red fruit flavors. This is a delicate, elegant wine that does not overreach, but makes the best possible use of the fruit from the vintage.”

EXCELLENT: Wine Press Northwest

“… Raspberry is a theme throughout, along with notes of strawberry fruit leather, smoky cherry, rose petals and moist earth. It's smooth and subtle on the attack with graceful oak and shiny acidity. Pair this with cedar-planked king salmon or lox."

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