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Daedalus Cellars Pinot noir Willamette Valley 05


$25.16 - Case price
(any 12 or more bottles)

Price: $27.95


Aron Hess's good value Pinot. releasing much later than most Oregon 2005 Pinot noirs and benefiting from the time in the cellar.

Detailed Info, Previous Vintage Notes, Reviews:

2004 Vintage tasting Notes

BEST BUY - Outstanding quality at this price, scents of sandalwood, red raspberry, red and black cherry, and warm pie spice. Flavors are hugely expressive red raspberry and cherry, black cherry, blackberry, black currant, and hints of white pepper. The wine gives the sense of opening and expanding in the mouth as it warms. A beautiful racy acidity and very finegrained tannins balanced the layers and layers of fruit flavors. Not much made, restaurants are going to snap this one up quickly. -jy

45% Momtazi Vineyard
20% Seven Springs Vineyard
20% Hawks View Vineyard
15% Murto Vineyard

Processed entirely by gravity Cold-soaked for 10 to 17 days 15% Whole cluster All spontaneously fermented Total skin contact 24-30 days Aged 15 months in French oak - 20% New Unfined and unlfiltered.

A complex blend of several different vineyards and clones. It has old Pommard from Murto and Seven Springs Vineyards, Dijon clones from Momtazi Vineyard, and Wadenswil from Hawks View Vineyard. Partial whole-cluster fermentations yield a wine of sandalwood, minerals, dried herbs and cherries. - the winery

It should drink well on release with decanting, but will develop greater nuance and richness over the next seven to eight years.



Global Rating: 4.00 from 1 reviews

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A pleasure Feb 19, 2007 Julian Rainero New York NY
This wine deserves more attention than it has received. It is complex, balanced and sophisticated, rather than over-the-top. I wish more wines were made... more...