TN: Violin Pinot Noir, Oregon - Berserker Day Wines

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TN: Violin Pinot Noir, Oregon - Berserker Day Wines

#1 Post by Richard T r i m p i » March 26th, 2020, 1:59 pm

2017 Violin Pinot Noir, Polk County Cuvee, Eola Amity Hills, Oregon
Conifer, saddle soap, loam and soy aromas. Judicious barrel application. Tangy black cherry and briar fruit up front with mild baking spice. Moderate length. Balanced acidity. Fine tannins with some pleasing bitterness. Touch of warmth but never overt. This is very fine mid-level Oregon Pinot! Lots in common with Bethel Heights and Walter Scott. Quaffable. Kudos Will Hamilton!

2016 Violin Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills, Oregon
Similar nose with some briar fruit jam. Neutral, almost invisible wood. Tart predominantly red fruit with woodsy mushrooms. Nice persistence. Tannins are a bit grippier with slightly more bitterness, compared to the 2017. Subtle non-intrusive warmth. Very pleasing restraint considering the warm vintage.

Both of these Pinots are accessible and reveal the winemaker's style. Deceptively drinkable. I'm batting around 60/40 with recent Pinot purchases. These are both hits.

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Re: TN: 2017 Violin Pinot Noir, Polk County Cuvee, Eola Amithy Hills, Oregon

#2 Post by Robert Ferguson » March 26th, 2020, 4:30 pm

Thanks for the note.

Really looking to try this. My Berserker Day order was successfully delivered to my offsite storage, but they're closed to the public and seem to be running with a skeleton staff of one to receive deliveries.

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#3 Post by Richard T r i m p i » March 27th, 2020, 6:05 am

Didn't do a note yet, but the 2016 was pleasantly restrained and bright for the warm vintage. Very promising winemaking and a happy discovery.

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Re: TN: 2017 Violin Pinot Noir, Polk County Cuvee, Eola Amity Hills, Oregon

#4 Post by Jim Hartten » March 27th, 2020, 8:39 am

I also bought a Berserker 6-pack and am looking forward to trying one soon! [cheers.gif]

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Re: TN: Violin Pinot Noir, Oregon - Berserker Day Wines

#5 Post by Richard T r i m p i » March 27th, 2020, 1:41 pm

Updated to include TNs for both Berserkerday 2016 and 2017 Violin Pinots.

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