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How Do You Like Your Pinot Noirs? Bold or Delicate

Oregon is home to many producers of Pinot Noirs. One of the newest wineries is Elizabeth Chambers Cellar in the Willamette Valley.

We’ve been fortunate to enjoy several different Pinot Noirs from Oregon, which has ideal growing conditions for this grape variety. Should all Pinot Noir taste the same as in bold with intense fruits?

When a bottle of Pinot Noir produced by Elizabeth Chambers Cellar arrived, we were happy to taste the wine and pair it with a home cooked meal.

This 2011 Winemaker’s Cuvée Pinot Noir was produced with 100 percent Pinot Noir grapes from the Willamette Valley Appellation. It was a light bodied, delicate wine. The wine was a ruby color with a sienna tint and a clear rim. The aroma and taste offered an earthiness with hints of leather, cherry, raspberry and spice. The finish had soft tannins.

A little search for Elizabeth Chambers yielded some interesting information. This new, boutique winery is located in an old power station in McMinnville, Oregon. Elizabeth Chambers notes, “It may be because I am a woman, but I am not interested in seeing who can make the wine with the biggest muscles. I want to drink wines that have table manners, wines that can dance. I want elegance and style in my wines.”

If you are tired of bold, intense wines you may want to consider Elizabeth Chambers Cellar Pinot Noir. Try it and see if it is a wine that can dance.

Cheers! Kathy

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