(2011 Vintage) Our Pinot Noir continues the Firesteed tradition of a consistent fruit driven style, achieved with gentle techniques in the cellar and imagination in the vineyard. The grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks with selected yeasts propagated from cellars in Burgundy, pressed during the last days of fermentation, and racked as soon as the wine finished malo-lactic fermentation. A touch of barrel-aged wine was included in the blend to round out the flavors and enhance complexity. Lively and expressive, this wine's aromas of raspberry, cinnamon, blueberry and flavors of cocoa powder and Rainier cherry, encourage second sip before flowing into the soft, lingering finish.
“Founded in 1992, Firesteed is dedicated to producing elegant and distinctive wines expressing the singular terriors or Oregon’s WV. The winery icon is a horse, an archetype which has connoted grace, courage, fire and beauty since ancient times. More recently, it is a symbol of the frontier spirit which drew pioneers west to the edge of the continent to follow their dreams.
Wine Spectator(1996 Vintage) Rating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/30/97
Wine Advocate(1994 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 105 on Jun-96
Wine Spectator(1994 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/31/96
Wine Advocate(1993 Vintage) Rating: 84/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 96 on Dec-94
Wine Spectator(1993 Vintage) Rating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/30/94