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Pinot Noir / Spätburgunder / Blauburgunder / Pinot Nero

Yupples Rating:
91 of 100
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Review Date: 
July 9, 2011

In full disclosure, this wine was provided to us by the winery.  We tried not to let that fact affect the impartiality of our review, and think we have succeded.

We did not know anything about this wine, from the Gunsalus Vineyard, and after brief research found that 2007 was the first vintage from the vineyard.  We hope that there will be more.

Color: 
Deep red
Year: 
2007
Nose: 
Nice boquet; red fruits, neither jammy nor baked
Palate: 
Soft; Nicely balanced and even throughout; Maybe needed a bit more acidity
Yupples Rating:
86 of 100
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Review Date: 
August 17, 2010

This wine was ok, nothing special or exciting about it. It starts out with nice red fruit (especially cherries), but then finishes with acidity. For my taste, a little too much wood.

Color: 
Red
Year: 
2006
Nose: 
A light wine on the nose, with a scent of alcohol and red fruit
Palate: 
Cherries and vanilla on the front of the mouth; acidity that carries through; potentially over-oaked
Yupples Rating:
80 of 100
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Review Date: 
June 10, 2009

This was quite a disappointing wine. Initially, we thought that if it were priced at under $11.99 we would consider buying it again, but as we continued to drink it, we disliked it more and more. There are too many other wines at that price point that would be more enjoyable. We would not recommend this wine, even at a low price point.

Color: 
Dark
Year: 
2006
Nose: 
Strawberries, almost as a fruit puree; a hint of dirt
Palate: 
Quite a bit of acidity and some oak tannins; light in body, almost tasting some tin or aluminum in this very thin wine; not very complex
Yupples Rating:
92 of 100
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Review Date: 
April 5, 2010

We thoroughly enjoyed this wine. The oak was kept in check and the wine appeared very well balanced throughout the experience. There was good length and character of fruit.

Color: 
Dark
Year: 
2006
Nose: 
Red fruits including cherry and strawberry; some barnyard; vanilla; spice
Palate: 
Medium to medium high acidity; a little oak tannins but not much tannin in general; good length; nice and smooth; nice expression of fruit; a little cedar
Yupples Rating:
88 of 100
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Review Date: 
January 25, 2010

The Patricia Green Reserve Pinot Noir was not very complex, but it was easy to drink and enjoyable. The wine had a lot of fruit characteristics, specifically of berries, including strawberries and cherries.  While the wine did not leave you guessing as to its flavor components, it was a good glass with decent structure.

Color: 
Red
Year: 
2007
Nose: 
Red fruit
Palate: 
Black cherries; raspberries and strawberries; some minerality; overall pleasant
Yupples Rating:
79 of 100
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Review Date: 
July 2, 2009

The wine was disappointing all around, with too much fruit, a little bit of acidity, but no structure and not even the slightest amount of tannins.  All flavor was upfront, with no carry through whatsoever. 

Color: 
Light red
Year: 
2007
Nose: 
Strawberries; a little anise
Palate: 
Very fruity and almost sweet; lacking tannins and structure
Yupples Rating:
82 of 100
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I am glad that we only got a half-bottle of this wine.  Maybe it was still too young, as the tannins made the wine almost entirely unapproachable; or, perhaps it needed to be decanted for a few hours.  However, when the wine did open up a little bit and the tannins became more manageable, the wine lacked in body.  We could taste a bit of fruit, but it was difficult to get much out of the wine.  The wine seemed to lack body and complexity and really did not carry to many traditional pinot noir characteristics.

Color: 
Medium-Dark
Year: 
2005
Nose: 
Somewhat fruity with cherries, but overall tight on the nose
Palate: 
Highly tannic; minimal mid-palate and finish; sort of thin; a little bit of red fruit; alcohol seemed unbalanced
Yupples Rating:
80 of 100
Price Range:

This was quite a disappointing wine.  Initially, we thought that if it were priced at under $11.99 we would consider buying it again, but as we continued to drink it, we disliked it more and more.  There are too many other wines at that price point that would be more enjoyable.   We would not recommend this wine, even at its low price point.

Color: 
Red
Year: 
2006
Nose: 
Strawberries, almost as a fruit puree; dirt
Palate: 
Quite a bit of acidity and some oak tannins; light in body, almost tasting some tin or aluminum in this very thin wine; not very complex
Yupples Rating:
86 of 100
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This wine was ok, nothing special or exciting about it but nothing bad either.  It starts out with nice red fruit (especially cherries), but then finishes with acidity.  For my taste, a little too much wood. 

Color: 
Red
Year: 
2006
Nose: 
A light wine on the nose, with a scent of alcohol and red fruit
Palate: 
Cherries and vanilla on the front of the mouth; acidity that carries through; potentially over-oaked
Yupples Rating:
86 of 100
Price Range:
Review Date: 
February 2, 2010

I did not mind this bottle of wine.  For a mid-lower range wine, I enjoyed it. The oak may be a little heavy-handed for the lighter grape, but overall a nice value wine to drink at home over dinner. 

Color: 
A very light Pinot
Year: 
2007
Nose: 
Somewhat expressive with light red, ripe fruits; definitely getting oak characteristics including vanilla. One of us said that it is like smelling an oak barrel.
Palate: 
Decent palate, medium-minus acidity medium to low tannins, decent length of the finish, fruit carries through but lightly, possibly too much oak, but still with a smooth mouth-feel; high alcohol.
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