Coeur de Terre
2010 Estate Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir •Estate Vineyard
Oregon: Willamette Valley
Heart in heart
92 Point Pinot Alert
We are absolutely crazy about today’s superb Coeur de Terre 2010 Estate Pinot Noir ** and we offer it to you with our **boldest recommendation. We work hard to find you the best wines, the hidden gems, the real treats of the wine world - and today we have a wonderful wine for you.
Coeur de Terre winery is situated in the center of the small McMinnville AVA, which is in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Perfectly suited to Pinot Noir, McMinnville is home to the superstars of Oregon Pinot. Coeur de Terre is the best we’ve tasted from this region.
If you love earthy, complex, delicious Oregon Pinot Noir - or any fantastic Pinot for that matter - you’ll also fall in love with today’s very special wine.
92 Points, Wine Enthusiast - “This superfruity wine is ripe, bearing a juicy raspberry flavor that’s round and delicious. Suggestions of leather and stem add interest; the fresh, zippy acidity keeps the long finish lively.”
90 Points, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar.
Slightly opaque with black cherry juice hues. Slightly darker at the heart.
Very balanced, with earth and dark fruit playing out in even proportion. Black cherry, sweet spice and young strawberry are balanced against mushroom, dark tobacco, cedar and wet fall leaves.
On the palate, this wine shows excellent balance, with bold, dark fruit of black cherry and mixed berry compote that are balanced against forest floor, leather, mushroom, cedar and dried fall leaves.
A very pleasing and elegant finish that goes on and on forever. Dark fruit and forest floor persist for a very long time.
Enjoy this wine with a wild mushroom risotto or a filet mignon with mushroom sauce.