Very good showing for this. As to whether this is at peak or not, it depends how you like your wines. Ruby in color, clear and bright. On the nose, this is earthy with cherries, macerated cherries and a bit of funk. Medium bodied. Complex and layered on the palate. Cherries, forest floor and earth. Good balance. Persistent with good energy. Nice finish. If you like a mature Pinot Noir, this was drinking great.
An excellent value in Oregon Pinot Noir. Under $30, for a complex Pinot Noir that is only a step behind the single vineyard designated wines. Ruby/purple in color. The nose is nice with dark cherries, slight sour cherries, spice and slight char. On the palate, dark and sour cherries predominate now. These wines tend to be fruit forward for Oregon, but they cellar better than one might think. With age, they get an earthy funk that is nice. Good finish and food friendly.
This strikes a nice middle ground in the area of Pinot Noir. Deep ruby in color. The nose has black cherries and cherries with some baking spices. On the palate, this is lush and juicy with nice black cherry fruit. A slight bit of sour cherries. Good finish. Apparently, this was made by Bergstrom who has since taken over the vineyard.
This is one of the great value in wine. It is a hodgepodge of all the remnants from all the wines Peter Rosback makes combined into one cuvee. It costs $15 and is always in the 88 to 92 point range. Sealed with a screw cap, the exact proportions differ from vintage to vintage. This one has Pinot Noir, Merlot, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. It is purple in color. The nose has a nice complexity of cherries, red berries, some cassis, dust and spice. On the palate, there is a bit of depth and plenty of varietal complexity. Nice balance. It goes down easy. What's not
Great showing for this Oregon Pinot Noir at 17 years from vintage. Light ruby in color. The nose is really pretty with cherries, a slight herbal note and a bit of earthiness. On the palate, there is a nice vibrancy. Layers of fruit and earth form a nice complexity. Good acidity. Long finish. This is a delicious wine that is probably at peak right now but, at least this bottle, certainly has a decade left, probably more.