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2009 RouteStock Cellars Pinot Noir "99W"

Winery: RouteStock Cellars

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "99W"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 97% Pinot Noir & 3% Syrah

Region: Willamette Valley

State or country: OR

Price: $19

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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