2005 Orogeny Pinot Noir Green Valley
Appellation: Green Valley, Sonoma County
Tasting Notes: 100% Pinot Noir. 14.2% ABV. Cherry, cinnamon, and a little mushroom nose, some floral notes. Typical light pinot color. Nice cherry fruit, some cedar, some oak, a little cola, medium finish, a little spice on the back end followed by more cherry and strawberry. Nice. Medium bodied. As it opens up, it comes together well, if a little one dimensional. It really could have benefited from a decant for an hour or two. Pleasant. A little pricy.
Rating: 3/5, 13/20, 86/100
Price: $33.99 on Snooth (someone brought this as a gift.)
A note on ratings: I use the 100 point rating for Cellartracker, even though my palate is still developing. As a statistics geek, I know that the variability in scores works itself out as the number of scores increases. However, my score may not be yours, or Robert Parker’s. I much prefer to use a 5 point (or star, or whatever you want to call it) scale, as it more represents my reaction to wine, which is more simple than a 100 point scale represents. I like the 20 point scale as the more detailed score. On this site, I will provide all three, although the most meaningful are the 5 and 20 point ratings.