2005 Nuthouse Pinot Noir
Oregon Pinot Noir
Lone Star Vineyard
Eola-Amity Hills AVA, Willamette Valley, Oregon
2005 Nuthouse Pinot Noir Tasting Notes
The aroma of this wine foretells of density and richness. Densely spiced blackberry and black cherry fruit aromas present anticipation of a great mouthful of late picked, yet ripe Pinot Noir fruit. The flavor delivers incredible creaminess and juiciness of mouth-feel, wrapped up by black fruit, rocky, and forest floor complexities. The finish is a signature balance of fruit/spice/juicy persistence.
2006 Nuthouse Pinot Noir available around July 1, 2009
Wine Scores and Reviews for 2005 Nuthouse Pinot Noir
- 2005: Wine Advocate 94
- 2005: Wine Spectator 93 "Bright, effusive and generous with its raspberry, red cherry, nutmeg and cream flavors, lingering impressively on the polished finish. This jumps out of the glass, not for its size or any single element, but for its seamlessness and focus. Drink now through 2013. - HS"
- 2004: Wine Spectator 91 "The 2004 Pinot Noir "Nuthouse" was sourced from the winery's Lonestar Vineyard. Dark ruby-colored, it offers a lovely perfume of cedar, spice box, black cherry, and blueberry. This leads to a forward wine with gobs of up-front, black fruit flavors, wrapped in a silky, elegant personality. Drink this tasty wine over the next 8-10 years."
- 2003: Wine Spectator 93 Highly Recommended "Very firm in texture, its chewy tannins combining with earthy aromas and flavors that give this a hard edge. But there's enough blackberry and cherry fruit at the core to warrant cellaring. Best after 2007. 4,500 cases made." - H.S.
- 2002: Wine Spectator 93 Highly Recommended "Polished and rich in texture, a bit hot but expanding beautifully to show off its ripe cherry and blackberry and faint notes of earth and shiso that linger along with the fruit, wrapped in a light veil of toasty oak. Best from 2008 through 2013. 1,810 cases made. -HS"