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Evening Land, Pinot Noir - Red Queen, Seven Springs Vineyard 2008

$86.50 -- The 2008 Pinot Noir Red Queen was sourced from a single block of the ...

Purchase Evening Land, Pinot Noir - Red Queen, Seven Springs Vineyard 2008

Evening Land, Pinot Noir - Red Queen, Seven Springs Vineyard 2008

Source Reviewer Rating Maturity
Wine Advocate # 191
Oct 2010
Jay Miller 93 Drink: N/A
The 2008 Pinot Noir Red Queen was sourced from a single block of the Seven Springs Vineyard while receiving the same elevage as the two preceding wines. It is a stylish, elegant effort with a bit more complexity, concentration, and length than the La Source but, again, it is all about nuance (or terroir if you prefer). Everything aside, this is a terrific portfolio of wines which will bring needed attention to Willamette Valley. Mark Tarlov is a Hollywood (and New York) guy who appreciates star power. Now he has Lafon, Stone, a distinguished vineyard; and now a great vintage to showcase the package.

Evening Land Vineyards is a group headed by movie magnate Mark Tarlov that also owns Pinot vineyards in the Sonoma Coast and Santa Rita Hills and is making wines in Burgundy. They gained control of one of the Willamette Valley’s prized properties, Seven Springs Vineyard, and created an immediate sensation by signing on Dominique Lafon of Comte Lafon in Burgundy as consulting winemaker. The Evening Land group is also making a major effort to restore the health and vitality of Seven Springs. The most recent development is the addition of renowned Master Sommelier Larry Stone as President and GM of the group in August 2010. Over the past 2-3 years there has been an awakening among some of the Willamette Valley’s most distinguished vignerons that their region is capable of producing world class Chardonnay. With Dominique Lafon and Larry Stone on board, there is no question that Evening Lands will be playing a starring role in this drama. There are now two serious Gamay producers in the Willamette Valley, Doug Tunnell of Brick House being the other.

Purchase Evening Land, Pinot Noir - Red Queen, Seven Springs Vineyard 2008

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