Hot off the Press is the newest review from PinotFile on TREOS 2013 Pinot Noirs.
VOLUME 10, ISSUE 46
January 15, 2017
2013 TREOS Estate Elegant Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
14.2% alc., 200 cases, $35. Released November 2016. Five Dijon clone mix.
-- Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Charming perfume of fresh cherry fruit and cedary oak. Impressive attack and length with a silky as well as juicy character that is very easy to like. The mid weight core of boysenberry fruit is complimented by a deft touch of oak and the tannins are finely tuned. Clearly the best wine to date from this producer and a good value. Score: 91
2013 TREOS Estate Founder’s Choice Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
14.7% alc., 125 cases, $35. Released November 2016. 2 Dijon clones.
-- The biggest, boldest expression of Pinot Noir they can achieve. Targeted at consumers who like the body and texture of Rhone reds and Brunellos, while maintaining the black cherry, dark plum flavor profile of Pinot Noir. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. The sweetly aromatic nose offers scents of dried cherry, plum, herbal tea and oak. Mid weight flavors of dark cherry, black raspberry and savory herbs satisfy. Modest tannins and oak support the fruit load that displays good intensity on the dry, but not bitter finish. Score: 88