Firesteed Pinot Noir 2009

My curiosity with Oregon Pinot Noir has continued and as a result we have another wine to review, Firesteed Pinot Noir 2009.

According to the Firesteed Pinot Noir website, back in 2003 they purchased Flynn Vineyards in order to transform themselves from a virtual winery to a traditional winery with a physical presence.  Now located in Rickreall, OR.

They also stated that the grapes for the 2009 Firesteed Pinot Noir were “fermented in stainless steel tanks with selected yeasts propagated from cellars in Burgundy.”

Per the notes on the bottle, Firesteed Pinot Noir is “a bright, easy to drink version of the classic Burgundian grape…  a medium bodied red wine with exuberant cherry and berry fruit flavors and aromas.”

Firesteed Pinot Noir 2009 Review

Retail price for Firesteed Pinot Noir is about $16.99.

Firesteed_Pinot_Noir_OregonUpon pouring,  this wine showed a very light rose color and was quite bubbly in the glass.  Thin legs noted.  No suspension seen this time as I’ve seen in previous tastings from this region.

Alcohol content was 12.7% by vol. and the nose indicated the same.  Little to no “sniff sting”.  I definitely noticed the cherry aroma, which was pleasant.

Taste was also as advertised, primarily cherry flavor and quite delicate.  Not overly complex but certainly consistent throughout.  The mouthfeel reminded me of a cotton sweater.  The finish was somewhat dry and some tannins were noted.

Overall I found Firesteed Pinot Noir to be consistent with Pinot Noir from this region.  I enjoyed it and would pair it with angel hair pasta and a light olive oil sauce or a nice slice of Margherita Pizza.

Give it a sip!

If Oregon Pinot Noir similar to the Firesteed Pinot Noir interests you, consider reading my review of Stone Wolf Pinot Noir.

Speaking of reviews, check out my review of the Wall Street Journal Wine Club, which I joined.  Includes price, Pros and Cons and Hi-Res pictures of what I received.

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