Saturday, September 2, 2017

Trisaetum Pinot Noir - great prices and scores too

2012 Trisaetum Pinot Noir Coast Range Estate ...$29.99
Next lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $48.99

The 2012 Pinot Noir Coast Range comes from one of the coolest sites on both volcanic and sedimentary soils. The vines here were planted in 2005. Like the Wichmann, the nose is extremely well defined and pure with perfumed red cherry, cranberry and rose petal scents - perhaps more Burgundy in style, akin to a Vosne or Chambolle-Musigny. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin. There is plenty of flesh and substance here, impressive depth with a caressing texture and richness on the finish. Excellent.
Rated 92/100 Wine Advocate

2012 Trisaetum Pinot Noir Estates Reserve...$49.99
Next lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $56.99 at Total Wine and More in MO.

The 2012 Pinot Noir Estates Reserve aims to showcase the attributes of all three vineyards and spends 18 months in French barrel, around 30 to 35% new. The nose is intense right from the start: dark cherries, wild strawberry and bergamot at first, hints of briar and fresh mint following behind. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent ripe tannin: dark cherries, black plum, a pinch of white pepper and a slight flintiness toward the finish. This is very nicely focused with just a touch of piquancy on the finish. Give it another 12-18 months in bottle and you will have a seriously fine Oregon Pinot Noir. Bravo.
Rated 94/100 Wine Advocate

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