Gresser Vineyards NV Recumbent Red, Oregon, $16

By on November 24, 2013

gresser-vineyard-recumbent-red-labelChehalem Mountains vintner Paul Gates processes these grapes via energy from a worker moving the chain of a recumbent bicycle, hence “pedal-powered wine.” The Fresno State-trained winemaker blends estate Pinot Noir (77%) with Syrah from the Rogue Valley, and it’s easy to pick out each variety. Aromas feature plum, red currant and pie cherry fruit, accented by dark-roasted coffee and dried herbs. There’s a match on the palate with a thread of acidity and minerality on the midpalate, capped by a pinch of bramble in the finish.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 475 cases

Alcohol: 12.5%


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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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