St Innocent winemaker Mark Vlossak disagrees

We made the short run and visited St. Innocent. I wish we didn't. There are more wood in their wines than fit in the bottle, and this in cludes whites we tasted.

2006 Freedom Hill Pinot Blanc - hard to guess grape, oak masks it all

2006 Anden Vineyard Chardonay - oak masks the grape but Chard butterness still sticks out. Somebody should pinch the winemaker and tell him that this is Oregon and not California.

2006 Villages Cuvee Pinot Noir - Those oaks would be better off in the forest growing up and cleaning the air. Villages...if this is not a pretencios crap, than I don't know what pretencious crap is. What "villages" in Oregon!? Did winemaker thought he was in Burgundy? He needs to be waken up. Lots of heat/alcohol on the finish. This is NOT "Villages", no sirrie Bob..

2006 Temperence Hill Pinot Noir - let's all join Green Party and hug the trees.

2006 Zenith Vineyard Pinot Noir - feminine, rounded tannins, no muscles and less noticable oak, I bought 2 bottles.

2006 Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir - Patricia Green, Ken Wright and others who get grapes from this
vineyard and tasted by me - you can sleep well, St. Innocent is not your competition.
Bitter finish was the most memorable thing about this one.
More Discussions about the winery and Mark Vlossak's response.

Useful Links

Traveling The World
Sexy Wines
Wine Knight

Wine Reader

Copyright 2000-2006, Listings Incorporated