2013 White Rose Pinot Noir The Neo-Classical Objective
Willamette Valley, Oregon
 
WB Rating: 89

 
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 ever visited: There is only one way to make Pinot, i.e. their way, 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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