Greetings Oregon Pinot fans,
We woke to more Oregon love from Wine Spectator Insider, with the star of the show being one of our favorite new releases, Brick House Les Dijonnais 2015. 94 points from Spectator on top of 94+ from Wine Advocate on top of our glowing recommendation -- I'm pretty sure with that kind of agreement, we're all onto something...Brick House Les Dijonnais Pinot noir 2015
94 points Wine Spectator: "Such a mouthful of lithe, supple fruit, offering delicate yet expressive notes of raspberry, stony mineral and savory spice. Long, lingering finish is framed by refined tannins. Drink now through 2024."
94+ points Wine Advocate: "...a beautiful perfume of potpourri, rose petals, kirsch, raspberry preserves and mulberries with nuances of underbrush, sautéed herbs, anise and cloves. Light to medium-bodied, this wine gives a wonderful intensity of perfumed red berry and earth flavors, framed by firm, grainy tannins and lively acid, finishing with great persistence and depth."
Our review: This is positively superb Pinot noir! Everything is in the right place, exquisitely balanced and very silky throughout. A standout wine from a standout winery. (You'll never see point ratings from us because people who sell wine should never rate it). - Marcus and Andy
We also had the pleasure of re-tasting Brick House's top wine, Evelyn's '14, and it is drinking beautifully:Brick House Evelyn's Pinot noir 2014
94 points Vinous: "Highly perfumed and complex on the nose, displaying intense red and dark berry liqueur, potpourri and Asian spice scents and a hint of smoky minerals. Stains the palate with sweet raspberry, boysenberry and spicecake flavors that show a deft blend of richness and vivacity and no rough edges. The floral and spice notes resonate strongly on a strikingly long, seamless finish that's given shape by gentle, harmonious tannins." - Josh Raynolds
Our review: Rich and generous from the get-go while keeping perfectly in Brick House style of classy finesse. Deep aromas of crushed berries, currants, and dried thyme lead in to the creamy and full palate. The layers of fruit conceal an almost hidden structure of silky tannins and mineral accents. Drinking beautifully already, I still recommend giving it a few months (or years) to settle in and become the showstopper it's destined to be. A best of the best blend, made only in the finest vintages, Evelyn's is named in honor of Doug's mother. - Marcus
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