Articles about Dusky Goose
Dusky Goose Pinot noir: Delivering on the Promise
by Jean Yates
Dusky Goose Pinot noir Flies High at Paley's Place
Vitaly Paley Shares Recipes to Pair with Dusky Goose Pinot noir
Dusky Goose Winemaker Lynn Penner-Ash
Dusky Goose and Goldschmidt Vineyard
The history of the vineyard now named Winderlea
Goldschmidt Vineyard: Rex Hill Winery and Goldschmidt Vineyard Sold
by Christina Kelly
Goose" Lays Golden '04
By Jean Yates
Goose is rare, and so is the wine that shares its name. Of the many Oregon
Pinots released each year, this is one of the rare "Golden" wines
of the vintage.
The 2004's seductive, sexy flavors demand
When we first tasted the wine, Marcus
was determined to get out the door early, but there he was, well
after closing, still enjoying the Dusky '04, stopped in his tracks
by this hedonistic Pinot noir. It's concentrated, lush,
and sophisticated, with a long, long, finish and an uplifting freshness.
yet sumptuously complex, the wine has the Dundee Hills Vineyard's (also
known as the Goldschmidt Vineyard) characteristic candied fruit and
dried cherry notes, along with glorious layers of lush black cherries
and berries, and hints of dried lavender, dried orange zest, and a
high note in both nose and flavor of intensely sweet and concentrated
dried fruit. The balance is so good, the wine should cellar well for
more than ten years.
Goose Pinot noir
Color: Garnet, with hints of dark purple, opaque and dark.
Nose: Very rich scent is present immediately upon opening
the bottle. Scents are primarily of candied black cherry, black raspberry,
black cherry liqueur, and strawberry, with an undercurrent of toasted
cocoa bean. Marcus says it's like experiencing a fresh strawberry covered
with dark chocolate.
Hints of dried lavender, dried cherry, dried herbs,
and a tiny hint of fresh earth are present in this vibrant wine. There's
a freshness to the nose that is characteristic of the 2004 vintage.
Flavors: Layers of fresh fruit explode in
the mouth. A plush, deep core of black cherry and black raspberry
is entwined with layers of ripe red raspberry, hints of fresh strawberry,
seamlessly integrated sweet vanilla bean, spicy plum, and dried cherry
fruit ( characteristic of the vineyard).
Finish: The finish just keeps rolling out, offering transparent
layers of red and black fruit and silky tannins with notes of toasted
cocoa bean, espresso bean, sweet vanilla, cedar, fresh tobacco, and essence
Balance: Tannins are very supple and well integrated, there's
a fresh, uplifting quality to the acidity, and the fruit flavors reappear
over and over with ultrarich cherry, black cherry, and dried cherry flavors,
intensifying with more exposure to air.
The Vintage - 2004 compared to 2003: In
a side-by-side tasting of the 2003 and 2004 Dusky Goose over the course
of a couple days, both wines showed extraordinary development and complexity.
Both 2003 and 2004 are powerful wines, juicy and multilayered, with the
vineyard's characteristic dried red cherry quality. The 2003 shows
more of a dark fruit profile in the nose, flavors, and finish, with black
cherry and black raspberry dominating. The medium to full-bodied 2004
has that vibrant, uplifting freshness characteristic of the 2004 vintage,
and more red as well as black fruit flavors. In the 2004, the layered
flavors are easier to discern- there's a sense of transparency catalysed
by refreshing acidity. More hints of lavender, roses, herbs, and chocolate
are present in the 2004. Both wines are quite cellarworthy, with the
2004 having a slightly longer potential life.
When to Drink:The 2004 is lovely now,
especially with an hour or so of decanting. In 6 months to a year, the
wine will be much better integrated, so patience will be rewarded. The
wine's combination of vibrant, uplifting acidity balanced with sumptuous,
lush, sweet fruit shows all the signs of aging well
for over ten years.
What to serve with it: Vitaly
Paley, of Portland, Oregon's Paley's Place, suggests Herb
stuffed Rack of Lamb or Braised
just click to
see the recipes. Vitaly is the James Beard Foundation's
"Best Chef in the Pacific Northwest" for 2005 and is in NYC
this month guest-chefing at several restaurants.
The Dusky Goose Pinot is one of our most anticipated releases each year.
We've strained to recall a wine that generated as much positive feedback
from you, the customer, as the 2003 Dusky Goose Pinot. Come to think of
it, we had a similar customer response to the 2002 Dusky Goose. We think
you'll find the amazing 2004 Dusky Goose Pinot Noir as good or better as
previous vintages, and a wine you'll want to drink now and cellar for special
occasions across the next 12 years.
Made by Lynn Penner Ash,
" The 2004 Dusky Goose Dundee Hills
demonstrates layered elegance,
a bounty of lush fruit and focused acidity. "
Last Chance for Dusky Goose 2003
Last chance to get Dusky Goose 03- after
Friday, June 2,
any wine left goes to the winery's library. If it's ever released again,
it will be at a higher price. If you loved this wine, now's the time
to refill the cellar before it's too late!
Author: Jean Yates
Goose Pinot noir
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