2010 Trisaetum "Coast Range Estate" Yamhill-Carlton Pinot Noir
Notes of cola, earth, sassafras and spicy berry bring a textural, diverse set of flavors to this mellow Pinot Noir. With a hint of dried herb, it shows fine balance and impressive complexity.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Bright red raspberry and red currant are tinged with iodine and smoky black tea in the nose and infectiously juicy palate of Trisaetum’s 2010 Pinot Noir Coast Range Estate. A sweet, saline, scallop-like savor - as well as metaphorically cooling inner-mouth evocations of herbal essences on a polished palate -leads to a long finish of finesse and fascination. This should be worth following for at least 6-8 years.
Polished, elegant and silky, offering lovely red berry and cherry flavors. Lingers easily and evocatively on the long finish. Drink now through 2018. 350 cases made.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Vivid red. Pungent, spice-accented aromas of dried red fruits, rhubarb, anise and musky herbs. Supple and sweet, with deeply pitched redcurrant and cherry flavors that pick up a refreshingly bitter edge with air. Packs a serious punch but comes off as lively thanks to tangy acidity, which adds cut to the long, smoky finish.
Founded in 2006 by James Frey with help from esteemed Oregon winemaker Josh Bergstrom (Bergstrom Wines), Trisaetum specializes in site-specific Pinot Noir and Riesling from carefully tended, sustainably farmed vineyards in the nothern Willamette Valley. Sourced from their estate vineyard in the Yamhill-Carlton district of the Valley's northwestern edge, the 2010 "Coast Range Estate" Pinot Noir is perfumed and mouthfilling, with baked berry, caramelized fig, and exotic spices aromas and flavors. It is jam-packed with fruit flavors, with smooth tannins and a long, spice-kissed finish.