Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

2008 Five Mountain Pinot Noir:

92 Points “Deep red with a bright rim. Sexy black raspberry and floral aromas are complemented by notes of spicecake and incense, plus a hint of musky herbs. Supple, palate-coating red and dark berry flavors show excellent depth without any excess fat. The juicy dark berry note repeats on the finish, which also offers hints of cola and smoky Indian spices. There’s lots going on already but I’d stash this wine away for another few years. ” – Josh Raynolds (July 1, 2010)

Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

2009 Five Mountain Pinot Noir:

92 Points “Vivid red. Sexy, expressive bouquet of raspberry and cherry-cola, potpourri and minerals, plus a touch of smokiness. Silky and precise on the palate, with very good depth but no excess fat to its red fruit flavors. Shows very good clarity on the finish, which lingers with suave floral and spice notes. This is drinkable now but has the depth and balance to age.” – Josh Raynolds (July 31, 2011)

Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

2005 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir:

88 Points. Three Clusters. “Bright red. Powerful raspberry and cherry preserve aromas, with deeper suggestions of plum and espresso. Deep and sweet, with supple tannins supporting lush red and dark berry flavors and an exotic oak spice note on the finish. Brightens with air, picking up a hint of candied rose. Showing well now.” – Josh Raynolds (April 30, 2007)

Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

2007 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir:

89 Points “…Deeper and riper than most wines from this vintage, offering powerful dark fruit flavors…turns spicier on the broad, seductively sweet finish. The richness of this wine surprised me in the context of the vintage.” – Stephen Tanzer (May 1, 2009)

Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

2008 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir:

90 Points “Bright red. Sexy aromas of red berries and fresh flowers, with a subtle herbal quality emerging with aeration. A juicy, sweet midweight that offers lively red and dark berry flavors and slow-building cola and spice notes. Pretty suave right now; this would be great with an Asian duck dish.” – Josh Raynolds (July 1, 2010)

Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

2009 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir:

90 Points “Bright red. High-pitched aromas of raspberry, rhubarb and fresh rose, with a touch of sassafras that gains strength with air. Bright and precise on the palate, offering sappy red fruit flavors that give way to a darker cherry quality on the back half. Fine-grained tannins build on the finish, which is gently sweet, focused and nicely persistent. This wine’s balance will allow it to age for at least the mid-term, say five or six years.” – Josh Raynolds (July 31, 2011)

Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

2004 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley:

88 Points “… Fresh and energetic, with lively, nicely delineated cherry and red berry flavors. But this also possesses good weight and velvety texture. Finishes on a note of sweet tobacco.” – Josh Raynolds (April 30, 2006)

Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

2009 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley:

“Bright red. Strawberry and raspberry on the scented nose. Light-bodied and lively, with tangy red fruit flavors that could use a bit more heft. Finishes clean and brisk, with good focus and decent persistence.” – Josh Raynolds (July 31, 2011)