Looking for an introduction to Oregon Pinot Noir that won’t break the bank? Join me as I unravel the flavors and aromas of Firesteed Oregon Pinot Noir 2020, a silky and smooth entry-level wine with funky spices and wild, light-bodied characteristics. I’ll dive into its unique production techniques, like open-top fermenters and yeast propagated from cellars in Burgundy, that make this wine a great starting point for anyone interested in exploring Oregon Pinot Noir.
Learn why this affordable Pinot Noir is a terrific value, and how the Lammet Valley in Oregon earns its praise from French winemakers. As we discuss the potential of higher-priced Oregon Pinot Noirs for the best experience, I’ll also share tips and insights into keeping it cheap and staying cool with summer sparklers and rosés. So, pour yourself a glass and discover the wonders of Oregon wines with me as your guide. Cheers!
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Hello, it's a domain day from cheap wine fightercom, again with another podcast for a wine We wrote up on the cheap wine findercom website, which is what we do. This is it, and today we've got a Oregon Pinot Noir, a entry level Oregon Pinot Noir. It's called the fires steed Oregon Pinot Noir 2020. 21 vintage is the current vintage. This was actually a COVID year vintage and a Oregon fires. He didn't get as much press as the California fires but there was fires up there, but COVID didn't affect it. Do they manage to get the grapes through the season in good shape And they picked them before the fire started? This is a kind of a taste of Oregon. The Lammet Valley is the most well known, and for good reason. I've had French wine makers tell me that they are very impressed with the Lammet Valley. Oregon And French wine makers love French wine and they're not that they don't love other wines, but they don't normally hear them talking great things about other areas that much, and I've heard them say a lot of good things about Oregon and I agree with them. So there's other areas in Oregon that have growing regions up and down the coast. I think Lammet Valley is the most northern one And but there's other valleys along the Pacific Ocean. There's Rogue Valley and Pacquah and a few others. They don't actually say where they got the grapes but it's a bit of everything. Fires Steed specializes in different areas of Lammet, they do Pinot Gris and Pinot Noirs and that type of stuff and Dundee Hills and single vineyard And they do a lot of different Oregon wines. This is, like I said, the entry level. I'm going to take a sip and we're going to talk about it. There are a few interesting production details here. They fermented it wine in both stainless steel vats, like everybody does, especially in this price range, and open top fermenters, which is kind of how you make beer, and the grape skins and everything form a cap over the top And it could possibly get air to the wine, and air in the wine making process is not too much. Air is not a good thing but it brings out different flavors and aromas and what happened in the wine And they did that. That's kind of a. you know it's something if you don't keep a close eye on it could ruin everything, and it didn't. And then they aged it in small French oak barrels and stainless steel. So they got a couple of different production fermentation techniques, couple of different aging techniques and the yeast they used to start the fermentation was from cellars in Burgundy. I mean, yeast is everywhere, it's a natural thing. You can get production in yeast, but they got yeast that was the word where they use is propagated from cellars in Burgundy. So, even though this is entry level, it's not necessarily a simple throwaway wine. There is some careful, careful techniques used. It was very made with some specificity. and how does it taste? Well, it tastes like Oregon, pune, newire, for it lists for $20 on their website And, from what I can tell, i paid $12.99 for it and most of the wines on the Internet is $13 to $15 to $16 area which is, you know, not super cheap. but for Oregon, pune, newire it is. It's really silky, smooth and sleek. But then you start tasting and you get the black cherry and the sour cherry and you get the funky spices and you get, you know, faint, bitter dark chocolate and some plums, maybe some Dr Pepper, some tea. There's some creamy vanilla in there, a bunch of them all kind of smooth and, in the noses, crazy funky Pinot Noir thing where you're getting mushrooms and asphalt and you know it's a crushed or crushed to fall leaves and cherries and this is a legitimate Pinot Noir. it's a nice starting point if you're interested in Pinot Noir, especially Oregon Pinot Noir. to what I think, like under $40, they put a screw cap on it and over $40 then they put a cork in there because there might be some aging, you know, and they put the cork in the aging one, not because you can't age a screw top line, but people who like to age it, you know, like corks or something I don't know. it's not necessarily necessary to double a double necessary but it's um, you, you can do well under $40 and if you're really into it then you can go above the $40 and start doing the ones that can use some aging. but to get really good Pinot Noir and get the one you really want, you're going to have to go up in price. these entry-level ones are really nice and if you like it and don't want to go any farther, well then you still get a good wine. but, um, but to get the best Oregon Pinot Noir and get the best experience, you might want to explore a little bit. but, like I said, this is a fine, inexpensive Pinot Noir. it's for the money, it's terrific, i mean, it's really good and it's light bodied. if you like the Miyomi style, this ain't it. if you like it funky, weird and wild, and this is it and that's it for me. domain Dave cheap winefindercom. uh, what else do we have here? yeah, we'll get to the summer sparklers and the rosés now. I've promised this for a while and, uh, keep it cheap, stay cool, because it's getting hot out there and um, i'll be talking to everybody in a couple days. so, adios, keep it cheap.