Wine geeks always like to argue over who has the better Pinot Noir, California or Oregon. It seems as though people want to pit one state against the other in order to prove which region produces the best wine. It is true that there are generally differences between the two…I think that California’s Pinots tend to be more fruity and Oregon’s tend to be earthier. I will spare you the petty arguments as I come to the conclusion that both states produce some awesome Pinots…and today I am diving into a great bottle from Oregon’s Seufert Winery.
Seufert Winery 2007 Cuvee Pinot Noir is 100% Pinot Noir from Oregon’s Willamette Valley. It has 13.3% alcohol and for more information see www.seufertwinery.com
Now the Fun Part- Tasting the Wine
Seufert Winery’s Cuvee pours a light ruby in the glass. The nose is intriguing and musty with notes of strawberry, plum, and cherry. The palate is smooth and light with tastes of plum, cherry, blackberry, and lots of earthy undertones. Plenty of balancing acidity lifts the peppery finish. I am impressed with this rustic Pinot Noir from Seufert!
My Wine Rating- B+/A-
Food Pairing Suggestions- This wine pairs perfectly with pizza, grilled salmon, or escargots.
*This wine was sent to me as a sample for the purpose of review