Walter Scott

Temperance Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.310 ratings
9.33 pro ratings
Eola - Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
David Shaw

Ruby red, lightly to moderately extracted pigment, excellent clarity. Earthy, slightly funky nose initially. Hint of raspberry, good initial acidity, some seed bitterness on finish with length. Needs time to open but well structured wine. Cherry flavor and light-to-moderate skin astringency emerge after 30 minutes. Barnyard stink blows off after two hours. Worth the wait.

Ruby red, lightly to moderately extracted pigment, excellent clarity. Earthy, slightly funky nose initially. Hint of raspberry, good initial acidity, some seed bitterness on finish with length. Needs time to open but well structured wine. Cherry flavor and light-to-moderate skin astringency emerge after 30 minutes. Barnyard stink blows off after two hours. Worth the wait.

Feb 21st, 2020
R David Fuhrman

Dumb Ox not Temp Hill

Dumb Ox not Temp Hill

1 person found it helpfulOct 21st, 2016
Lynn Penner-Ash

Owner/Winemaker Penner-Ash

8.4

Angular and a note of herbal. Compact

Angular and a note of herbal. Compact

Nov 11th, 2015
Craig Williams

Savory red-fruit elements describe this Pinot. Good tannic backbone and crunchy red fruits predominate.

Savory red-fruit elements describe this Pinot. Good tannic backbone and crunchy red fruits predominate.

Nov 3rd, 2017
PS Michaels

This winery never disappoints. The fact that it is run by great people is s bonus.

This winery never disappoints. The fact that it is run by great people is s bonus.

Jan 14th, 2017
John Gromer

Great wine. Tremendous balance of fruit and earth with great structure and acidity.

Great wine. Tremendous balance of fruit and earth with great structure and acidity.

Sep 12th, 2016
Michael Elmore

Best domestic Pinot I've had in years. Power, earth, elegance, structure. The complete package. 🙌

Best domestic Pinot I've had in years. Power, earth, elegance, structure. The complete package. 🙌

Aug 12th, 2016
Emily Rath

Gorgeous, rich, nutty, balanced, complex, beautiful lengthy finish.

Stunning!

Gorgeous, rich, nutty, balanced, complex, beautiful lengthy finish.

Stunning!

May 17th, 2016
Sean Shafik

Bourg rouge like

Bourg rouge like

Mar 23rd, 2016
Erik McLaughlin

Vice President Seven Hills Winery

9.3

Erik had this 6 years ago

Erik had this 6 years ago

May 10th, 2016