WEDNESDAY NIGHT TASTE, July 9, 2014

2011 Van Duzer Estate Pinot Noir

2011 Van Duzer Estate Pinot Noir

 

With the holiday weekend behind us, we move on to our next Wednesday night wine tasting featuring Pinot and Red Blends with Sharp Sister and Ode To Brothers. Stop in Wednesday evening from 5:30pm to 8:30pm to try one or all five of the wines we have out on the tasting bar. Only $16.25 to try all five wines.

 

2013 J Vineyards and Winery Pinot Gris, California

Medium light yellow; fragrant, tropical and stone fruit aroma with hints of honey and lime zest; medium body; fleshy, herbal, stone fruit flavors with crisp acidity; lingering aftertaste

2010 Emeritus Hallberg Ranch Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, California

The wine is elegant, complex, restrained and, most important, balanced. Inviting aromas with a luscious palate mixed with red and black fruit. The alcohol level is low by today’s Pinot standards, which makes the wine delightful with food. It remains lively until the last drop. It’s a stunning effort. 94 points.

2011 Van Duzer Estate Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Deep, bright red.  Expressive, spice-accented scents of ripe cherry, raspberry liqueur and fresh flowers.  On the palate, juicy red berry and perfumed rose pastille flavors are accented by licorice and white pepper.  Finishes on a tangy red fruit note, with fine-grained tannins and good persistence. 89 pts Tanzer

2010 Mercer ‘Sharp Sisters’ red blend, Columbia Valley, Washington

Washington Merlot is supple but retains its structure and minerality in Washington State due to the cooler climate. This is why it was selected to be the main component of this voluptuous blend being paired up with Syrah and a touch of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. This blend shows a beautiful nose of cherry and raspberry mixed with chocolate. In the mouth flavors are concentrated red and dark fruit with herbes de provence. The mouth feel is supple, rich and full with excellent length. ~Winemakers Note

2010 Mercer Reserve ‘Ode To Brothers’ red blend, Horse Heaven Hills, Washington

A beautifully balanced blend of three classic Rhone Varietals – Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre – allows the character of each to display its contribution to the blend. The Grenache brings ripe currant and raspberries and keeps the mouthfeel bright and lithe. The Syrah brings volume and complex aromas of smoke and cured meat. Mourvedre supplies white pepper and minerality. This wine will age well, further melding the grape’s aromas and flavor, developing complex aged notes.

WINE TASTE GLASS BOTTLE
2013 J Vineyards and Winery Pinot Gris, California $     1.75 $     4.25 $   14.00
2010 Emeritus Hallberg Ranch Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, California $     4.25 $ 10.50 $   39.00
2011 Van Duzer Estate Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon $     3.75 $     9.50 $   35.00
2010 Mercer ‘Sharp Sisters’ red blend, Columbia Valley, Washington $     2.25 $     5.75 $   20.00
2010 Mercer Reserve ‘Ode To Brothers’ red blend, Horse Heaven Hills, Washington $     4.25 $ 10.75 $   40.00
Flight $ 16.25