Siduri Tasting

Siduri Tasting
Farpointe Cellar
Tasted Wednesday, November 17, 2010

FLIGHT 1

2008 Siduri Pinot Noir Chehalem Mountains – USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Chehalem Mountains Bright cherry and cloves on the nose, with subtle barnyard aromas lifting up the fruit. A bit of spice and floral notes rounds it all out. Not as acidic on the entry as I would have like, but pure fruit earth tones help carry everything. The mid-palate transition was smooth, with good floral notes, and the finish was nice and spicy. (91 Points)

2008 Siduri Pinot Noir Garys’ Vineyard – USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Lucia Highlands Very herbal on the nose – mainly thyme and basil, with smoky oak underneath, and the berry fruit bringing up the rear. Soft on entry, The acid really shines, with dark berry fruit carrying it along. The mid-palate carries the fruit on to the finish, which adds a little spice and forest floor. (90 Points)

2008 Siduri Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands – USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Lucia Highlands Loads of plum and raspberry jam on the nose, plus some cherry. More fruit driven than I was expecting. Spicy on the palate, the acid was pretty good on the mid-palate, and the jammy fruit really shined on the finish. (89 Points)

2006 Novy Family Wines Syrah Russian River Valley – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley Gamey and meaty on the nose, with a little cigar box. It had an earthy quality that surrounded the cherry and raspberry. Pepper brought it all together. It was more fruity on the palate than the nose, and the gamey flavors were more in he background. (89 Points)

2009 Siduri Pinot Noir Willamette Valley – USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley Heavy on the raspberry and cherry jam on the nose, with subtle nuances of cinnamon and nutmeg, followed by a bit of spring flowers. The acid at the front end of the palate is very sharp. It really lifts and fruit and evens out the jamminess. The spice and floral notes really come through in the middle palate, but the finish falls off a little short. (87 Points)

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