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2008 Panther Creek Freedom Hill Pinot Noir – Review

By Duane Pemberton
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If you’ve been following my reviews for awhile, you’ll notice that I’m a fan of Panther Creek in McMinville Oregon because they have an excellent track record of producing quality Pinot Noir at competitive prices. This wine is from the nearby Freedom Hill Vineyard that they have a good working relationship with.

Technical Data: 

  • Appellation: Willamette Valley
  • Alcohol: 14.10%
  • ph: 3.3%
  • TA: .72 100/ml
  • Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
  • Vineyard Source: 100% Freedom Hill Vineyard
  • Price: $40

Nose: Candied bacon, petrol, tar, black licorice, clove, allspice and cranraisin.

Taste: Nice combo of cranberry, raisen, licorice, shoe polish and bacon fat. Good mid palate where the “petrol-funk” factor really kicks into full swing and I like it. Good finish of game and smoked jerky that lingers on for hours.

W.E.P. Rating: 100%