2009 RouteStock Cellars Pinot Noir "99W"
Winery: RouteStock Cellars
Wine Name/Vineyard: "99W"
Wine Category: Pinot Noir
Grape blend: 97% Pinot Noir & 3% Syrah
Region: Willamette Valley
State or country: OR
Cases produced: 8,042
KWG Score: 90 (based on 4 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (87)
Review date: July 30, 2011
Wine Review: This ruby colored wine opens with a fragrant cherry bouquet with a hint of spice and menthol. On the palate, this wine is balanced, easy going, and soft. The flavor profile is a fruity cherry with hints of red currant, oak, and rhubarb. The finish is dry and its very mild tannins linger slightly. This is a pretty good red wine even though it doesn't really taste like a Pinot. It would pair well with lasagna. Enjoy – Ken
Winemaker Notes: Our Pinot Noir is a fresh, pleasing wine that captures the character of the Willamette Valley in Oregon. The color is a light, translucent ruby hue characteristic of Pinot Noir. The bouquet reveals notes of raspberry, baked cherries, violets and orange zest with a hint of herbs. On the palate, look for notes of raspberry, cranberry and spice enveloped in a light, food-friendly acidity. This wine will continue to improve in bottle for the next two to three years. Made for RouteStock Cellars by our friends at Ponzi Vineyards.
Organic status: not organic
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