Domaine Loubejac Pinot Noir
Region – Oregon – Willamette Valley
Vintage – 2015
Varietal Components – Pinot Noir
Pricing – $18.99
Alcohol Content – 14.2%
Bottle – The bottle is dark bottle with a white label and red font. WILLAMETTE is the focal point on this label.
Wine – Ruby red and transparent with a bright ruby rim variation.
Scents of red berries such as raspberry are the initial scents mixed with some spice. Picked up a slight smokiness.
This is a fuller pinot noir, off dry. This wine has nice acidity to it, which really helps highlight the flavors.
Heavy red berries hit the palate right out of the gate. A red raspberry and red plum are the fruit flavors. After a few minutes, a baked strawberry with a slight tartness flavor is revealed. The smokiness flavor was very faint in taste, which was unexpected. I thought it would be stronger given the initial sniff test.
The finish of this wine was long with dark chocolate and earthy notes.
Overall this was a solid pinot noir. It was not a complex wine by any means and stayed pretty consistent throughout the entire experience. The price point was reasonable for a Willamette Valley.
Food – Poultry, Veal, Game and Beef. Yes, bring on the meats!
Winemakers Tasting Notes
Reminiscent of a French wine, this Pinot Noir has aromas and flavors of black cherry, raspberry, sweet herbs and rose petals with a finish that is lively and vibrant. Pairs well with salmon, lamb, pork or filet mignon.
About Domaine Loubejac – http://domaineloubejac.com