Oregon Pinot Noir in my humble opinion is some of the finest in the country, and I looked forward to reviewing this Willamette Valley pinot from Samuel Robert Winery (purchased $16.00/13.9% alc). This is a small lot premium production winery owned by Samuel Coelho who along with his family, moved from California to Oregon in 2002 to be part of the emerging Willamette Valley wine industry where he helped to grow Coelho Winery into an internationally known brand. Over the years, Samuel has developed other vineyard properties and wine brands including his namesake, Samuel Robert Winery. Grapes for this Pinot Noir are grown in Coelho’s Perrydale Hills Vineyard.
Pouring the wine into the glass, the color was a nice medium ruby red with aromas of cinnamon spice, red berry and earth. There were tastes of strawberries, cherries and dark spices that filled the mouth. The finish was slightly acidic, dry and butter-smooth. Wine Enthusiast rates this elegant and well structured wine 89 Points/Editor’s Choice. It was an enjoyable wine and I would purchase it again.
This wine would pair well with crab, salmon or rib-eye dishes.
PO Box 710
Amity, OR 97101
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