Sunday, September 22, 2013
Cooper Mountain Vineyards Cooper Hill Pinot Noir 2011 Wine Review (NW)
Cherry and ruby red grapefruit on the nose
Light bodied on the palate
Herbal notes with pomegranate on the finish
This is quite a light and delicate Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley in Oregon. Interestingly, after drinking only half the bottle one evening, I put it in the refrigerator overnight and found it was better the second day the bottle was open. While that isn't particularly surprising for lighter and more acidic wines, it was especially obvious with this wine. It seemed more relaxed and integrated but still showed freshness.
Take this as a recommendation when you're looking for a light red. Grab a bottle for $15, and raise a glass!