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Handcrafted with a lot of respect for the grapes and a low extraction, the wine reflects the elegance and the complexity of its origins. Exuding dark and lush red color, the 2008 lends rich aromas of fresh cherry and black currant from the glass, followed by hints of violets and chocolate. The palate expresses intense red fruit and spices with generous concentration and lovely finesse. The elegant structure is deep, round and polished only to be supported by well integrated, fine-grained tannins. Beautifully balanced, it has a lengthy finish with notes of blackberry and spicy toffee. This already attractive and sensual wine will only get more complex, nuanced and powerful during aging.
1789 Wines 2008 Pinot Noir
Ranked No. 3 of Oregon's 50 Best Wines by Portland Monthly Magazine (Rating 94)
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BURGHOUND: 2008 Pinot Noir – Single Vineyard, Score 91 (Chehalem Mountains, 165 cases, SRP $48, 13.8%)
This venture is run by Isabelle Dutartre, a French winemaker for nearly 3 decades, including 12 years with Joseph Drouhin. She began making wine in Oregon in 1993 commuting between Oregon and France. Now a full-time Oregon resident, 2007 was the inaugural release for 1789 Wines. A very pretty and well-layerednose expresses beautifully notes of red and dark berry fruit, briar and earth hints. The elegant, pure and admirably refinedmiddle weight flavors possess a beguiling and sophisticated mouth feel as well as fine depth and length. This graceful effort is really quite lovely and worth considering. And if this is the level of quality that we can consistently expect from Dutartre, this will be a winery to watch carefully going forward. 2013+
$60.00 / Bottle
Situated on the top of the Parrett Mountain within the Chehalem Mountainï¿½s AVA, this 10 year old vineyard is planted exclusively in Pinot Noir, on a red volcanic Jory soil. Managed by Buddy Beck, one of the most acclaimed vineyard managers of the Willamette Valley, itï¿½s farmed to LIVE (Low Input Enology and Viticulture). The clones selected for 1789 are a blend of 115 and 777, two of the more complex Dijon clones.
The matured grapes were picked in small boxes, sorted and gently processed. Handcrafted with a lot of respect for the grapes and a low extraction, the wine reflects the elegance and the complexity of its origins. It was aged in 20% new French oak for 11 months.