Categorized | Oregon Wines, Pinot Noir

2009 Seven of Hearts Dessert Pinot Noir – Review

By Duane Pemberton
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The winemaker of Seven Hearts wine, Byron Dooley, never ceases to amaze me on the quality of wine he churns out that are at very reasonable prices and this fun little bottle of dessert Pinot Noir is no exception.

Technical Data: 

  • Cases Produced: 63 (750ml equivalent)
  • Approach: Traditional Port method (using Brandy)
  • Harvest Dates: October 6 – October 12, 2009
  • Bottling Date: September 2010
  • Cooperage: All neutral French Oak
  • Alcohol: 17.2%
  • Residual Sugar: 6.7%
  • Suggested Retail $21 (375ml), $42 (750ml)

Nose: Golden raisins, hoisen sauce, cran-apple glaze and a hint of what I’m going to refer to as “seaweed funk” – and I mean that for all the right reasons.

Taste: Candied raspberries with sweet potato-pie filling that’s been topped with cinnamon-apples. Solid fruit across the mid-palate that picsk up flavors of plums, rhubarb and spice with a finish that hangs out a long time. A solid dessert wine that’d go great with fruit-tarts or crème brûlée.

W.E.P. Rating: 100%