2005 Quailhurst Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir Verona Reserve Oregon
Producer: Quailhurst Vineyard Estate
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Pinot Noir
Region: Other Oregon
87 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2008
($50) Light, bright red color. Fresh raspberry and cherry aromas are complicated by orange peel and cocoa powder. Tangy red fruit flavors are tightly wound, with dusty minerality adding grip. Finishes firm and focused, with a lingering note of redcurrant. I'd have liked a bit more flesh, though.
Adored by critics, prized by collectors, Pinot Noir is one of most tantalizing yet temperamental varietals in the world. For many wine enthusiasts, this is part of the appeal of Pinot -- it doesn't reveal its charms easily. Pinot Noir's virtue also stems from the unique characteristics of the grape. The skins are especially delicate, which accounts for the lighter color and body of finished wine. But, despite the delicacy, the best wines have excellent backbone and...
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