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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Seufert Winery Pinot Noir Cuvée 2007 - Hunt For The Best Pinot Noir Under $20

Seufert Winery Pinot Noir Cuvee 2007 - Hunt For The Best Pinot Noir Under $20

100% Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon.

SRP of $20 and available as low as $18 by the case. Sample received courtesy the winemaker for review purposes.

From the bottle:
"Food Pairing: Appetizers, Pasta, Light Meal, Hearty Meal.

Flavor Intensity: 5/10
Sweetness: 0/10
Acidity: 7/10
Oak Influence: 2/10
Mouth Feel: 4/10
Cellar Life: 4/10

13.3% Alcohol"
The 2007 Seufert Winery Pinot Noir Cuvée begins with a great aromatic nose of plum and strawberries plus some leather or smoked meat notes that I couldn't quite put my finger on. Tasting the wine shows great smooth dark fruit flavors followed by some nice tannins and earthy spice. That spice intensifies on the finish which also has some notes of smoked meat and underlying fruit flavors that linger a long time. Quite nice!

See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.

Taste Rating: 9              Cost Rating: 2
Overall Rating: 7.3

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Wines in the Hunt For The Best Pinot Noir Under $20 Series:
2008 Stone Wolf Vineyards Willamette Valley Barrel Select Cuvée Pinot Noir
2009 Stoneleigh Marlborough Pinot Noir
2009 Smoking Loon Pinot Noir
2007 Seufert Winery Pinot Noir Cuvée
2010 McManis Family Vineyards Pinot Noir
2009 Red Rock Reserve Pinot Noir
2010 Robert Mondavi Private Selection Pinot Noir
2009 Dashwood Marlborough Pinot Noir
2008 Robin K. Central Coast Pinot Noir

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