Medium ruby colored, this wine is a shade more opaque than most Pinot Noirs. The nose is exquisite after a good swirl to get things going. Ripe cherry, strawberry coulis, cola, a touch of forest floor and bilberry. The palate is a touch subdued from the intensity of the nose. The wine is dry with very lithe tannins, medium (+) acidity, medium bodied and long in the finish. The bright red fruit flavors are present as is some Rooibos tea, a definitive Pinot flavor that I cannot name and spices like Christmas cake. For close to $30 this 90 pointer gets 4 stars from me. Delicious now, it will drink well till 2030 and pair nicely with Roasted Cornish hens or Ratatouille. It has a fantastic mouthfeel btw. Salut….
Colene Clemens Vineyards ‘Dopp Creek’ Pinot Noir 2019, Willamette Valley, Oregon
09 Wednesday Mar 2022