Cathedral Ridge Reserve Pinot Noir 3-Pack
Sold by: Cathedral Ridge Winery (Columbia River Winery)
$69.99 $162.00 57% off List Price
2011 Cathedral Ridge Dampier RSV, Pinot Noir
Hello All and Happy Tuesday!!!
Cathedral Ridge here…
We will be checking in from time to time today to answer questions and spy on your comments
We’d love to hear from you and are excited to share this Reserve Tier Pinot Noir with you, straight from beautiful Oregon, the home of the worlds best Pinot Noir.
So apparently you can’t ship to NC
Haven’t had that happen to me before.
Sorry about that! We can ship from the winery to Nc directly. It might just be a setting that Woot has on. If you contact us directly we would be happy to extend the same deal to you. Just call the winery at 800-516-8710 or 541-386-2882. You can also email our online orders supervisor Gina at email@example.com
Thanks for the interest!!
How is this drinking now? How long do you expect this wine to hold up? Thanks!
Really low ABV, at least compared to most Cali pinots. Does the winery have other specs?
Pinot noirs from Oregon tend to have lower alcohol than those from California. The vineyard is located in a cooler climate and in volcanic ash soil. The result is a much more French Burgundian style Pinot. Higher acidity and lower alcohol. Delicate but still very flavorful, aromatic and complex.
This is drinking beautifully right now and is great paired with salmon, pâtés, charcuterie and grilled veggies and meats. Because of the higher acidity in Oregon Pinots this wine can age for a long while. We have Pinot noir in the bottle from this same vineyard in 2005 that is still showing fruit and brightness alongside developed soft, savory notes.
How would you describe the overall 2011 vintage for Cathedral Ridge?
2011 was a slightly cooler year than most in our area. We took advantage of the cool year and were able to craft some wines that are very food friendly and lower in alcohol. They have a higher acidity and has allowed them to age beautifully in the bottle. We like to think of the 2011 vintage as a very French style vintage, where food pairing and sharing a few bottles with friends is the goal
Welcome back, Cathedral Ridge! Any special offers for wooters who visit in person? We will likely be honeymooning in the area the second week of October and are just starting to compile a list of wineries we would like to visit in WA and OR.
How would you compare this 2011 to your 2009?
I’m curious about the size of your Dampier vineyard and the approximate number of cases of pinot noir produced in 2011?
The vintages are very similar year to year out of this vineyard. The 2009 has a tad bit more body. The 2011 has a more light and fresh palate.
From the Dampier vineyard we make approximately 100-200 cases of Reserve tier Pinot Noir each year. We have a non reserve Dampier Vineyard Pinot Noir that we make approximately 400 cases of each year
OK, so cross that one off the list, I guess…
Maybe it was something you said? Or maybe your reputation precedes you.
Maybe it would have helped if I had mentioned that we are coming all the way from Ohio. Wasn’t looking for much, maybe a free tasting? Oh well.