Fossil & Fawn – Pinot Noir, 2015

  • Basic info: Fossil & Fawn, Oregon Pinot Noir Black Label, Willamette Valley, Oregon – 2015
  • Type: Red
  • Price estimate: $35 (from winery)
  • Look: Very light red, almost translucent in color with a slight tinge of orange.
  • Smell: Cherry and some leaves
  • Taste: Cherry candy, raspberry. light, clean. Bob got bing cherry and smooth with mild tannins. Medium long finish.
  • Conclusions: This was not my favorite Pinot Noir. I was so excited when I read the description in the wine club notes, but alas … it was just ok. It was good, but not one that we will seek out.
  • Other notes: This was one of our Oregon wine club wines and I was really excited about it because it was a natural wine that was organically farmed with native yeasts and no fining or filtering and no chemical adjustments to the wine. I wanted to love it, but it was just missing something for me. We have found that we generally love five of the six bottles in the shipment, and one is good, but not great. This, unfortunately, was the good but not great one. 12.1% alcohol by volume.

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