From a 375 ml. This is really a nice value in Oregon Pinot Noir. Sineann makes a variety of single vineyard bottlings but this is the blend for thos which didn't get bottled. It is always quite good and the added complexity sometimes makes this as good as the individual bottlings. 13.8% this is not huge nor is it "Burgundian". Ruby/purple in color. The nose has lovely sour cherries and spice. On the palate, nice texture. Cherries finishing as sour cherries. Some depth. A nice complexity. Love the 375 format when a bottle is more than I want to open.
2015 Domaine Camus-Bruchon & Fils Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Lavières, France, Burgundy, Wine Review
Purple in color. The nose is tight. With a few hours of air it opened a bit more to show a nice earthy cherry quality. On the palate, this is soft. It has a sweet tart quality to the cherry fruit. A bit clipped on the finish. At $40, this may provide value if it develops over the next few years. Time will tell.
2015 Domaine Chandon de Briailles Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Ile des Vergelesses, France, Burgundy, Wine Reviews
Purple in color. The nose has cherries but also a geranium note. With air, that quality blew off and the nose also showed cherry powder and spice. In any event, with air this got much better on the nose and also the palate. Juicy acidity. Light tannins. Black cherry fruit. A bit drying on the finish. It got much deeper and more complex with air, so there is some upside to cellaring this. Around $65.
This was the WOTN of our tasting. It kept getting better of the 4.5 hours during which it was consumed. At $60, you can make your own choice as to "Burgundy value". Purple/ruby in color. The nose is dusty with black cherries and spice. On the palate, this is juicy with light tannins. Black cherries turning a bit drying on the finish. There is some depth here. Given a few more years of cellaring, there is a bit of an upside.
I really enjoyed this (more than the group I was tasting with actually). It has a great texture and is open and drinking well right now. It probably won't make old bones. For $27 it is fairly priced for immediate drinking. Purple/ruby in color. The nose has fresh cherries, cherry powder and slight earthiness. On the palate, this has big cherry fruit. Slight tannins. A wonderful silky texture. A bit sour cherry on the finish. Seems food friendly as well.
Light ruby in color. The nose has cherries and slight spice. On the palate, this has cherries and sour cherries and a slight woody note. Nice texture. A step up from easy drinking. Good finish. Around $26
This is an excellent value. For around $18, it is hard to get a better Pinot anywhere. Not that it is amazing or mind blowing, but it is correct and affordable. That is what Bourgogne should be about. Purple/ruby in color. The nose is dusty with cherries, powdered cherry drink and slight spice. This has a very nice medium bodied, silky texture. Cherries and sour cherries on the palate. Slight depth. Good balance. Nice finish.
Ruby in color. The nose has sour cherries and a slight barnyard note. Someone mentioned vanilla and there is a bit as well. This has a nice texture. Sour cherry fruit. Some depth. Long finish. It continued to open for a few hours suggesting that there is some upside to this wine. At around $40, there is some "Burgundy value" here.
This took a while to open. In fact, about 3 hours until it really started to hit its stride. My score went from an 88 to a 91 during that time, so I guess this needs some cellaring or time. Ruby/purple in color. The nose is tight but eventually shows some cherries and cherry powder. Some spice and an interesting iron note. On the palate, this has tart cherries. With air, they got a bit fresher and riper. The finish was more about sour cherries. Nice texture. Some depth.
Ruby/purple in color. The nose has cigars, cherries and a eucalyptus note. On the palate, cherries and spice. No tannins but drinking young. Some depth. Nice finish. A bit of a different take on a RRV Pinot, more elegant and "French" than many. Very nice showing.