1789 Wines 2008 Pinot Noir
Single Vineyard Chehalem Mountains
Grapes for this refined wine were hand-selected and gently processed
to bring out maximum fruit aromatics and a deep red color.
The rich, balanced wine is lush with flavors of red berries, leather, and black pepper
that combine with silky tannins and a long, toffee-noted finish for a sensual sip.
[ Portland Monthly - October 2011 ]
A very pretty and well-layered nose expresses beautifully notes of red and dark berry fruit, briar and earth hints.
The elegant, pure and admirably refined middle weight flavors
possess a beguiling and sophisticated mouth feel as well as fine depth and length.
This graceful effort is really quite lovely and worth considering.
And if this is the level of quality that we can consistently expect from Dutartre,
this will be a winery to watch carefully going forward.
[ Burghound ]
Deep, bright red. Intensely perfumed scents of black raspberry, cherry-cola, sassafras and dried flowers.
Juicy and precise in the mouth, offering sweet red & dark berry flavors with a touch of bitter chocolate.
The floral note comes back on the very long, penetrating finish,
which features a suave floral quality and zesty minerality.
[ Josh Raynolds - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar ]
The 2008 Pinot Noir Single Vineyard which was aged in 20-30% new oak
offers up a more expressive bouquet of cedar, Asian spices, incense, cherry, and raspberry.
On the palate it exhibits plenty of finesse combined with savory, rich flavors,
excellent precision, and a lengthy, fruit-filled finish.
It has the potential to evolve for several years but can be enjoyed now and over the next 8-10 years.
1789 (named after the anniversary of the French Revolution)
is the personal project of De Ponte Cellars’ talented winemaker, Isabelle Dutartre.
[ Jay Miller - Wine Advocate - October 2010 ]
This was rich and silky, a bit more than medium bodied with a young, flannelly texture on the palate.
It's packed with wild black raspberry fruit framed with subtle bramble and wood spice tones.
While fairly rich this is remarkably pure and deep with excellent balance that keeps every element in harmony.
A wine that draws one back for taste after taste.
[ Gregory Dal Piaz - Snooth - September 2010 ]