Red Wine, Vintage 2008
VinTank Wine ID
840-0215-008797-01-2008-0-0001 (permalink, short)
Bottle 750mL (750mL)
VinTank Product ID: 840-0215-008797-01-2008-0-0001-03-8
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Review 8/30/10: Anyway, this wine is Soléna Estate’s Hyland Vineyard pinot noir, all pinot, all from the single vineyard. The wine is a dark, vibrant ruby red at its core, and lightens a bit to a dark pink at the edges. The nose is a mixture of bright ripe strawberry, and darker, ... Read more
Oregon Wine Awards - Gold
Tanzer's International Wine Review - 90
Review: Vivid ruby. Expansive, seductive bouquet of raspberry, cherry compote, potpourri and spice cake. Juicy red fruit flavors are braved by zesty acidity and pick up a peppery, spicy quality on the back end. This racy, precise pinot finishes with very good punch and lingering red berry and floral flavors.
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we had “dodged the bullet,” and did not realize we were about to create a wine that will be part of our wine history less
By combining grapes from a variety of appellations we created a wine with complex layers. We selected premium vineyard sites throughout the Willamette Valley, including Willakia (Eola-Amity Hills), Nuestro Sueño (Eola-Amity Hills), Zena Crown (Eola-Amity Hills), Kalita (Yamhill-Carlton District), and Monk’s Gate (Yamhill-Carlton District). All of the vineyard sites embrace viticultural practices that reduce or eliminate the use of pesticides which can have a negative impact on the soil’s health. The vineyard sites were closely monitored to ensure the maximum quality of fruit. Harvest decisions were made based on fruit flavors and sugars.
The 2008 Grande Cuvée Pinot Noir delivers suave aromas of macerated cherries, blackcurrant, spices and cigar box. The flavors are fresh and juicy, showing ripe black cherries and cassis, framed by a long spicy aftertaste with a vibrant structure. Enjoy this complex yet easily approachable wine now or cellar for up to 7 years. Pairs well with Northwest-inspired cuisine, like salmon, duck or mushrooms.