2015 Domaine Loubejac Pinot Noir

Domaine Loubejac Pinot Noir

Region – Oregon – Willamette Valley

Vintage – 2015

Varietal Components – Pinot Noir

Pricing – $18.99

Alcohol Content – 14.2%

Appearance

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.

Aroma/Nose

Scents of red berries such as raspberry are the initial scents mixed with some spice. Picked up a slight smokiness.

Texture/Body

This is a fuller pinot noir, off dry. This wine has nice acidity to it, which really helps highlight the flavors.

Tasting/Palate

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.

Finish

The finish of this wine was long with dark chocolate and earthy notes.

Overall

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.

Suggested Pairing

Cigar – Camacho Ecuador BXP or PDR 1878 Capa Oscura or My Father Cigar Le Bijou

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