Saturday, September 19, 2009

2006 Vidon Pinot Noir Mirabelle (Chehalem Mountains)

Some friends and I had a wonderful experience when we visited Don Hagge at Vidon Vineyard.  He's a guy who loves wine and loves what he's doing, and that is evident as he welcomes guests to his winery and tasting room.  This small production wine (100 cases) exhibits the character of its terroir with elements of mushroom and earth on the nose, with  a background of raspberry vinegar.  Its light garnet color belies the depth of aromas and flavors which include well-integrated tannins, acid and fruit.  The medium finish is a pleasant amalgam of the light red fruit and bright acid that makes this wine so pleasing.  It's ready to drink now and may develop more with a couple years in the bottle, but why wait?

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