2008 Sineann Pinot Noir Resonance Vineyard, USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Wine Review

This vineyard now belongs to Jadot USA but prior to that, Sineann made some of the best Oregon Pinot Noir from it.  At ten years from vintage this is still young.  Ruby/purple in color.  The nose has black cherries and some spice.  On the palate, this is deep and complex.  Black cherry and cherry fruit, layered with damp forest floor.  Great lush texture.  Lots of energy.  Long finish.  Worked great with food.  At least a decade more of development until peak.  Certainly a couple points of upside possible.  

2011 De Ponte Cellars Pinot Noir Lonesome Rock Ranch, USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Wine Review

Purple in color.  The nose has cherries and a bit of celery.  On the palate, this lacks ripeness.  Some cherries but a mean green streak.  Not sure if this is the house style or a vintage characteristic.  Food helps, but I would prefer some fruit and less green notes.  It seems well made but perhaps the fruit was picked too early (at least for my tastes).  

2015 Fairsing Vineyard Pinot Noir Dardis, Oregon, Yamhill-Carlton, Wine Review

This is very young and bold.  Fruit forward and delicious.  Purple in color.  The nose has black cherries, coffee, and spice.  On the palate, this is deep but hard to see any complexity at this point.  Jammy black cherry fruit.  Flat out tasty and drinking fine right now.  It seems like ten years in a cellar would do just fine, but I have no experience with this winery to know for sure.  If I had a few bottle I would certainly hold one back.  It is quite enjoyable now though.  

2015 Fairsing Vineyard Pinot Noir Sullivan Vineyard, Oregon, Yamhill-Carlton, Wine Review

Purple in color.  This is a bold young Pinot Noir.  Dark cherry fruit on the nose, some spice.  On the palate, the dark cherry fruit carries thru along with some coffee (presumably oak).  This is lush and deep.  It will be interesting to see where it goes and how it matures.  Right now, I wonder if the fruit outlasts the oak. At the same time, it is delicious right now.  

2009 Sineann Pinot Noir Maresh Vineyard, USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Wine Review

Great wine.  One of the best Oregon Pinot's I have had.  Ruby/purple in color.  The nose has cherries, sour cherries, slight earthiness and sandalwood.  Medium to full bodies.  Middle of the road in style, a bit of elegance and some power.  Cherries, sour cherries and earthiness.  Still young, it will continue to develop for at least five probably ten years before peak.  Lovely texture.  Nice balance.  

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