Sunday, April 19, 2009
Scott Paul - 2006 La Paulee
Today we sip on another fine Willamette Valley pinot noir from the good fellows at Scott Paul. La Paulee is a mixture of grapes from four different blocks of four different estates. Each block has its own micro climate and particular taste. Unless you are shelling out $75+ a bottle you will be tasting the combination of multiple vineyards, and not a particular block of a vineyard. In any case, everything about this wine points in the right direction. The nose is full and the first sip is as smooth as a duck pissing on ice. The afternote does conflict a little with the lingering taste of toothpaste in the morning but that is only to be expected. At $30 a bottle this definitely passes the test. Drink it.