Staff Wine Review – GoodCheapBooze.com
Good Booze. Needs decanter time.
A decent enough Oregon Pinot Noir for under $10. Wake it up in a decanter/carafe and enjoy it. It won’t age much or hold its fruit for a long evening on the table, but at this price, it’s a pretty good, light Pinot, again after 30 minutes or so.
Petiole Pinot Noir
Price Paid – $8.99
Date Reviewed – 10/15/17
Where Purchased – Trader Joe’s
Varietal or Type – Pinot Noir
Vintage Year – 2015
Appellation – Willamette Valley, Oregon
Winery/Brand – Petiole
Bottle Size – 750 ML
Alcohol – 13.2%
Cork? – Composition
Pour it and taste – Great ruby color. Some “Burgundy nose” and slight cherry aroma. Berry and soft cherry flavors. A bit thin and light in the mouth. Smooth finish with some leather.
Aerator – Skipped for Pinot Noirs
Decanter – A trace of the “nose and cherry aromas remain. Subtle Strawberry and oak flavors. Now richer in the mouth and the leather has disappeared in the finish.
Overall – Decent Oregon Pinot after some time in the decanter. Not a hugely rich and luxurious Pinot but enjoyable.
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