2013 White Rose Pinot Noir The Neo-Classical Objective
Willamette Valley, Oregon
WB Rating: 90

Alcohol by volume: 12.6%
Price at time of purchase: $80.00 (Winery)
Type: Pinot Noir / Burgundy
Principal varietal(s): Pinot Noir

Highly-perfumed aromatics here, very Burgundian, with strawberry, rhubarb pie, and a savory, earthy, spicy core. Almost worth the price of admission for the nose alone. But in the mouth quite delicate and a little short, with more cold-climate leafy notes emerging. Very nice Pinot, but like virtually all the White Rose wines I sampled, seriously overpriced. (And unfortunately they also have one of the most pretentious wine tasting rooms I've been to. There is only one way to make Pinot, i.e. their way, and always with 100% whole cluster fermentation; California Pinot's are all overblown and inferior and taste like Zinfandel; alcohol levels above about 13% are beneath contempt, etc. A little bit of that went a long way.) - HK 2017-09-02


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