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2019 00 Wines VGR Pinot Noir

ITEM 8375338 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from a distributor

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
aalam 2 $160 $320
tswu 0 of 1 $150 $0
2 $60
Item Sold Amount Date
I8448829 1 $160 Sep 25, 2022
I8375338 2 $160 Aug 14, 2022
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RATINGS

93The Wine Advocate

...aromas of cranberries, blueberries and tangerine with accents of woodsmoke, tea leaves and dark spices. The medium-bodied palate is pure and defined with bright berries and citrus wrapped in a silky frame, and it finishes with fresh lift and pretty perfume.

93James Suckling

A juicy red with aromas of plums and strawberries with some flowers. Full to medium body with medium, round tannins and a juicy finish. Orange-peel undertones at the end. Amphora.

93Wine Enthusiast

Lovely scents and flavors of plum and blueberry fruit are dappled with cinnamon and cocoa highlights, adding a dusty quality to the palate impression. The tannins are strong, ripe and slightly chewy, with further notes of coffee grounds rolling across the finish.

17+ Jancis Robinson

Juicy red fruit, Swedish fish candy, singing acidity, a light touch of oak and silky tannin, a smudge of dark soil. There is some obvious carbonic that leads to the lifted, candied red-fruit character.

PRODUCER

00 Wines

00 Wines (known to many as “Double Zero”) was founded with the intent of raising the bar for Oregon Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with an eye toward emulating the great wines of Burgundy. By all accounts they have achieved their goal and are today lauded as the Oregon Chardonnay specialists that have cracked the code. Founded by former environmental attorney Chris Hermann, 00 Wines has quietly focused on sourcing fruit from the Willamette Valley’s premier chardonnay and pinot noir vineyards and terroirs, while also engaging in classic Burgundian production techniques that have largely been ignored in Oregon, particularly the “Black Chardonnay” technique. Meanwhile, their pinot noir berries are hand clipped and then fermented in small amphora to create an exquisite fragrance and texture not achievable otherwise. Today, 00 Wines are actively sought out by collectors and enthusiasts.

REGION

United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Eola-Amity Hills

Willamette Valley AVA was established in 1983, and it is the oldest appellation in Oregon. Oregon’s modern wine industry began in the Willamette Valley in the 1960s when artists, vagabond winemakers, and U.C. Davis oenology graduates looking for new territory started their own, small, off-the-grid wineries. The appellation is the state’s largest, and it extends 175 miles from Columbia River on the Washington/Oregon border to just south of Eugene, near central Oregon. The Willamette River runs through the area, helping to give the appellation a mild year-round climate. There are six smaller sub-appellations within this AVA, but altogether the Willamette Valley has the largest concentration of wineries in Oregon, as well as the majority of the state’s most famous producers. Pinot Noir is king here, followed by Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Riesling. To most admirers of Oregon Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley offers the most distinctive wine choices in the state.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.