2007 Scott Paul La Paulee Pinot Noir Willamette Valley

I just had the 06 and was extremely impressed by it, 2007 in Oregon is considered an off vintage by most critics, but most growers say if you waited till the rains stopped to harvest, you made a nice Burgundian Pinot Noir. This guy has a true passion for Burgundy and you get that feeling when you taste his wine. The 07 was lighter in color, more of a see through garnet. On the nose, youthful, medium intensity, strawberry, raspberry, subtle smoke, mushroom, cooking spices, with slight oak, and also slight earth to it, although this is “New World” all the way. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, medium- tannin, medium acidity, nice balance, what this wine is lacking in intensity, it makes up for in prettiness, delicate velvety finish of red fruit, spice, and leaves. More people should be drinking this wine.    

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