1997 Extended Tirage Brut
80% Oregon Chardonnay, 20% Oregon Pinot Noir, Sparkling Wine
Dundee Hills AVA, Willamette Valley, Oregon
2007 WINE SPECTATOR TOP 100 WINES OF THE YEAR
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1997 Extended Tirage Brut #25 of 100
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1997 Extended Tirage Brut Tasting Notes
The aroma is immediately of plum fruit with a hint of roasted hazelnut and honey. A nice yeast character rounds out the complexity with aromas of mom's baked pie crust and a bit of that French "sur bois" character with a twist of Oregon boletas mushroom. The palate of the E.T. is special and plum fruit packed! The hazelnut shines through with viscous, gripping acidity. The plum fruit character lasts into a classic fresh baked baguette length. Pay attention to the balance of fresh fruit sweetness and minerality in this ten year old wine.