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2010 Van Duzer Pinot Noir "Estate"

Winery: Van Duzer

Vintage: 2010

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Estate"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Region: Willamette Valley

State or country: OR

Price: $30

Cases produced: 4,300

KWG Score: 90 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: September 10, 2012

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Pinot Noir from Oregon opens with a mild cranberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, approachable, and very easy to drink. The flavor profile is a tasty mild plum with hints of gentle minerality and light oak. The finish is dry and its fine tannins drift away nicely over a long period of time. This Pinot is very food friendly and would pair with many meals. Cherry amaretto chicken came to mind. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The aromas of the 2010 Van Duzer Estate Pinot Noir imply a sense of warmth and comfort. Cherries, loose leaf black tea, brown spices and hints of smoke gently emanate from the glass in a delicate, yet not faint, manner. The wine's entry is announced by polish, concentration and complexity. Dark red fruit flavors; Van and Bing cherries and ripe raspberry are accented by mysterious spice and earth flavors that suggest the exotic. The source of the wine’s complexity is the sheer purity, depth and intensity of the fruit.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Van Duzer 2010 Estate Pinot Noir.

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