2009 Underwood pinot (HE!HE!) - Printable Version

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- winoweenie - 03-21-2012 09:27 PM

Maybe for the foist time in history us peons in the west get a killer and the KCs', Drewskis, InnsK, and Hotsies of the world can lip their dry,parched, wrinkled lippies and live vicarously in our shoes. Couldn't believe an under 10 buck OREGON pinot could actually deliver ennythin close to drinkablity but actually taste like PINOT NOIR :?: :?: :?: :?: . Not Patty Green or Kenski Wright by any stretch but derned sure drinkable and enjoyable. Will wonders nebber cease!!! WW

- Drew - 03-22-2012 06:58 AM

Well congratulations, even a blind raccoon can find a dumpster once in a while!
Here's what sez.

The 2009 Underwood Cellars Oregon Pinot Noir is 100% Pinot Noir sourced from 3 wine AVA’s (82% Umpqua Valley, 10% Willamette Valley and 8% Rogue Valley) in Oregon. The Umpqua Valley is a cool weather growing area, the Rogue Valley is the highest elevation and is the warmest growing area and the Willamette Valley has warm days and cool nights. Pinot Noir grapes prefer cool weather to grow and ripen fully. The wine is aged French oak barrels for 4 months, 10% new oak barrels and 90% used oak barrels. The alcohol content is 13.31%.

The color is a crystal clear and see-thru scarlet. The nose is raspberry, cherry, mushroom, a woody note and a touch of vanilla. Light to medium bodied, but full of flavor. Red fruit, strawberry and cherry upfront with a streak of bitter chocolate underneath the fruit. The front end is all lush fresh fruit, but the mid-palate rough things up, there is a slight astringent taste, along with pepper and herbs and then the softer taste of plums. The tannins are light, the acidity is balanced and the finish lingers on and on.

The Underwood Cellars is a very tasty Pinot Noir with a quality touch of complexity and depth, that should be available in the $12 range. If you have been interested in learning about Oregon Pinot Noir but the price tag has put you off, the Underwood Cellars is a great place to start.

- winoweenie - 03-22-2012 03:19 PM

Hopefully we don't drink it all and they'll be kind enough to send some to you easterners(?). Just ordered 4 more boxes. WW

- Kcwhippet - 03-22-2012 04:07 PM

We've been carrying this one in the shop for a few years now. I get Underwood whenever I want, Verne. So there.

- winoweenie - 03-22-2012 07:53 PM

Vell tankee fer nuttin stingy-gut! WW

- Kcwhippet - 03-22-2012 08:15 PM

Not only can I get it, but I also get a very, very nice employee discount!!!

- winoweenie - 03-23-2012 12:00 AM

Oh thee of the undeserving few. WW