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Vineyard: Sunny Mountain

VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2010 Horsetail Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., 150 cases, $28. Sourced from Zena Crown, Broadley and Sunny Mountain vineyards. 100% destemmed. Aged in 60% new Francois Frères and Taransaud French oak barrels for 14 months. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Aromas of cherry, oak, biscuit (yeasty), stem and coffee becoming more pronounced the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Soft in the mouth with vibrant acidity, featuring cherry and raspberry fruit with a hint of tarry, coffee-scented oak in the background. A racy wine for early drinking. Decent. Reviewed February 4, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2010 Brooks Sunny Mountain Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

12.9% alc., 100 cases, $45. Old vine vineyard. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. The bright nose really reels you in with aromas of fresh, dark red cherries and berries and dried herbs. A little more body and a little less acid-driven than the Temperance Hill bottling, with hi-tone red cherry flavor. A seamless wine with supple tannins that has enough intensity to create a lasting impression. Very good. Reviewed January 19, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2010 Coattails Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., 90 cases, $74. Sourced from Sunny Mountain Vineyard in the southern Willamette Valley owned and farmed by Steve price. A co-fermented blend of 85% Pommard and 15% Mariafeld. 100% destemmed. Aged in 80% new Francois Frères and Taransaud French oak barrels for 15 months. No chemical adjustments, racking, fining or filtering. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Rather shy but pleasing aromas of black cherries, spice and dried rose petals. Delicious black cherry and plum fruit front and center that is on the big, riper side for this cool Oregon vintage, reflecting the warmer vineyard site. Displays the spice that Francois Frères oak is known for. Soft in the mouth with supple tannins and well-integrated oak and acidity. A charming Pinot that is very enticing. Very good. Reviewed February 4, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »