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2009 Ayoub Estate Pinot Noir

By Duane Pemberton
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For winemaker/owner, Mohammad Ayoub, making the best possible wines starts with sparing no expense on the fruit and necessary equipment.  He’s one of those kinds of winemakers who really does put his money where his mouth and heart are – making great wines that reflect the terrioir, no matter what the cost.

Technical Data:

  • Grape source: 100% Ayoub Vineyard, Dundee Hills AVA
  • Harvest: 2 Tons/Acre
  • Alcohol: 14.0%
  • Ph: 3.5
  • Barrel aging: 11 Months, 35% New French Oak, 65% Older French Oak
  • Production: 425 Cases
  • $55 per bottle

Nose: Cherified cranberry, cedar, match stick, white pepper, tire shop,

Taste: Quality components of cherry, cranberry, raisin, wet cedar and pepper. This is easily one of the best Pinot’s from Oregon I’ve ever had- it has fruit, depth of character. The mid palate is truly sublime with near-perfect tannins, solid fruit, supberb acidity and a finish to die for.

W.E.P. Rating: 110%

  • Tamara Belgard

    Great wine, but it’s Ayoub. Right there on the label. You should really pay more attention, giving bloggers a bad name for reporting carelessly.