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An amazing Pinot Noir for $10

by michael dietrich » Mon Aug 21, 2006 2:14 am

I am a retailer here in Oregon. I got to taste a couple weeks ago this Greenstone Point Pinot Noir '04. I was amazed at how good this wine was. It tastes and smells like very good Pinot. It shows more raspberry fruit profile and is very well balanced. Ususally $10 Pinot tastes like nothing. And by the way, it is from New Zealand.
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Re: An amazing Pinot Noir for $10

by Isaac » Wed Aug 23, 2006 1:05 pm

New Zealand?

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Re: An amazing Pinot Noir for $10

by michael dietrich » Wed Aug 23, 2006 1:15 pm

Part of what I do is try to find the best deals for the price. I have not been able to find any Oregon Pinot for $10 that smells and tastes like Pinot Noir. I have found 1 other but it is from California called Steel Creek. I start to find some really nice Oregon Pinots starting about $15.
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Re: An amazing Pinot Noir for $10

by James Roscoe » Wed Aug 23, 2006 1:29 pm

There was an article in the Washington Post on New Zealand Pinots today. Look it up onhttp://www.washingtonpost.com under Food and Dining.
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Re: An amazing Pinot Noir for $10

by michael dietrich » Wed Aug 23, 2006 3:34 pm

What I think is funny is that Greenstone Point is made by the winemaker from Sherwood who was in the article.
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Re: An amazing Pinot Noir for $10

by James Roscoe » Wed Aug 23, 2006 4:52 pm

michael dietrich wrote:What I think is funny is that Greenstone Point is made by the winemaker from Sherwood who was in the article.


Actually, I think that's great. I know the writer a little bit. He's a good guy. I will make a point of looking for both wines.
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Re: An amazing Pinot Noir for $10

by Isaac » Thu Aug 24, 2006 1:58 pm

michael dietrich wrote:Part of what I do is try to find the best deals for the price. I have not been able to find any Oregon Pinot for $10 that smells and tastes like Pinot Noir. I have found 1 other but it is from California called Steel Creek. I start to find some really nice Oregon Pinots starting about $15.
I can relate to that. I tend to think that most Oregon wines are overpriced a bit.
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Re: An amazing Pinot Noir for $10

by Hoke » Thu Aug 24, 2006 2:23 pm

Isaac wrote:
michael dietrich wrote:Part of what I do is try to find the best deals for the price. I have not been able to find any Oregon Pinot for $10 that smells and tastes like Pinot Noir. I have found 1 other but it is from California called Steel Creek. I start to find some really nice Oregon Pinots starting about $15.
I can relate to that. I tend to think that most Oregon wines are overpriced a bit.


A bit? How about, "a lot"? :)
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Re: An amazing Pinot Noir for $10

by Isaac » Thu Aug 24, 2006 6:13 pm

I can go with "a lot", too!
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Re: An amazing Pinot Noir for $10

by Dan Smothergill » Fri Aug 25, 2006 1:10 pm

Has anyone run into this on the East coast?
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Re: An amazing Pinot Noir for $10

by Carl Eppig » Fri Aug 25, 2006 1:38 pm

Was wonder the same thing. Haven't seen it, and noticed that the Huntington Beach outfit didn't have it either.
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Re: An amazing Pinot Noir for $10

by Dan Smothergill » Fri Aug 25, 2006 1:51 pm

It appears that the full name is Sherwood Estate Greenstone Point Pinot Noir '04. Is that right?
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Re: An amazing Pinot Noir for $10

by michael dietrich » Fri Aug 25, 2006 7:07 pm

It is my understanding that this is a separate label but is made by the winemaker at Sherwood. The importer is Grape Expectations out of Emeryville, CA.

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