2008 Hamacher Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

SKU #1092879 92 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2008 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley was fermented with native yeasts and spent 18 months in 30% new oak. Medium crimson-colored, it exhibits a brooding bouquet of smoke, Asian spices, incense, rose petal, black cherry, and black raspberry. This leads to a satin-textured vibrant, savory Pinot with incipient complexity, succulent black fruit flavors, excellent volume, and a lengthy, seamless finish. Give it 3-4 years to realize its full potential and drink it through 2023, perhaps longer. Inner quote mark (10/2010)

92 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Taut and focused, wrapping its ripe currant and blueberry flavors in a veil of warm tannins, with the flavors taking off nicely as the meaty finish persists. Shows depth and distinction. Drink now through 2018. Inner quote mark (2/2012)

K&L Notes

Hamacher has been making Oregon Pinot Noir for over 16 years. The house style is to exemplify "elegance over power". Winemaker Eric Hamacher uses barrels that have been aged for twice as long as the industry norm, but toasted much less than is typical. The resulting wines avoid the cheap thrills, but rather exhibit earth and spice with texture and finesse.

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