Monday, January 12, 2009

A new Pinot Noir offering

Van Duzer Estate Pinot Noir 2006
Willamette Valley, Oregon

WOW ! and when I say WoW , I mean it !

Those that say that Pinot Noirs from Oregon "lack body and are thin on the palette" have never experienced this offering. This Pinot Noir retains so much extraction from the fruit; it will make a Merlot seem pale.

Tasting and description
Equilibrium exists throughout this wine. It has good weight on the palette, an outstanding mouth feel. Silky, velvety with very soft tannins throughout with aromas of blackberry, crème de cassis, floral and a hint of purple jasmine. You will also taste some very tiny notes of espresso bean on the finish.

Van Duzer is a great experience that I invite you to share at Mercy :
Glass $25, Bottle $75

Vincent Havard