Top Pinot Noir
This Beacon Hill Pinot Noir is the best one I have tested in a couple years. Thank you, Wine Access for delivering such a wonderful wine to your customers. I can't say enough about how this particular wine stands out among so many other Pinots.
This is a very smooth easy pinot' Did not require a long open for our taste. Would definately purchase this again; Wish I had bought more.
Oh what a Happy Birthday!
Smooth bold flavors. Excellent finish.
Sometimes I wonder if we are all drinking the same wine. This particular one has ratings from 1 to 5 stars, a couple of them, ostensibly, due to bad corks. One person even thinks it's a great Merlot! Beats me! All I can say is that this was one of the wines I opened yesterday for our combined Thanksgiving/Christmas family get-together and there were no bad corks or thin, watery wine. It was wonderful with grilled lamb racks after an hour's decanting and held up very well for over 6 hours in the decanter, at which point I finished it. It's still worth a solid 4 stars (probably really 4.5). Everyone that tasted it liked it, but the other wine was a magnum and more people were seduced by the novelty of it.
Deeper than your std Pinot
Excellent Pinot. More complex than your typical Pinot. nice wine.
Very nice wine, good example of Willamette Valley. Not as complex or developed as some, probably better on its own than paired with food. Needed some time to open up, but body also diminished some after being open a few hours. Very enjoyable, drinkable wine overall.
Nice smooth pinot with wonderful berry flavor without being over the top.
I am not a huge Pinot drinker... this changed my mind. Full bodied for Pinot with a great flavor. Hit with friends. Great value. Love this wine.
Great wine - tremendous value for 2008!
Nice fruit and good balance...very enjoyable for drinking now!
Excellent Oregon Pinot!
Immediately after opening there is a good nose of cherry/raspberry, tea and a touch of forest floor. On the palate, there is excellent tart cherry and other red fruits. Very nice texture, excellent acidity, fine tannin and a long, firm finish. Gains weight with air and becomes even nicer and fuller with a lovely tart cherry finish. This is an excellent food wine and was great with grilled lamb chops seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic, onion and rosemary. Excellent value, too. Still looking for that 4.5 rating....
Not one of my favorite bottles of Pinot. It wasn't bad and good complexity from a spice/mineral perspective but really lacked good berry fruit that I like in my Pinot. It may have been there but I wasn't finding it. I prefer a Pinot that leans toward the cherry side of the fruit perspective and this definitely lacked that. So it wasn't bad per se but seemed to be hiding its fruit more than most Pinot. I think that explains the wide range of ratings that this wine received.
A second bottle of this confirmed one of my impressions from the first bottle - thin. Some complexity, but diminished quickly on tasting, the flavor doesn't stay with you for long. Very drinkable, but probably best on its own, and even then, better for very casual, informal setting.
Perhaps worth what WineAccess asked for it, but not a very pleasant pinot. Given your hyperbolic description of its merits I expected more. Live and learn :-) Sometimes the writers of the ad copy are better than the winemakers.
Average Pinot Noir
I was a little disappointed in the wine, I would rate it as good, frankly not any better than any other $20 bottle of Pinot.