Friday, February 18, 2011
Firesteed Pinot Noir
The 2008 vintage in Oregon is considered outstanding for pinot noir. I've tried several and found them to be very good but a little bit expensive. Finally we tried the bottom end of the Oregon price range with a 2008 Firesteed. The result? Tasty and a great value.
Pale in the glass the nose was pretty much bright berries and tart cherries and a little bit of damp earth or forest floor action. Medium body and flavor, but those flavors were pure and juicy. The earthiness also came through along with a slight suggestion of spice. Good acid, but a perhaps a bit low on tannin. This is another wine that doesn't cry out for thought or attention, it just asks to be consumed.
$10 and a bargain at that price. 12.3% alcohol.