Big Table Farm Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2013

9.136 ratings on Delectable

Ratings on Delectable

Eric Waxman

Classic Willamette Pinot. Light, which I sometimes describe as thin. Not particularly fruit forward, which is also typical in my experience.

Classic Willamette Pinot. Light, which I sometimes describe as thin. Not particularly fruit forward, which is also typical in my experience.

8.7

Greg Koslosky Delectable Pro

About as good as an entry level Pinot we have tasted!

About as good as an entry level Pinot we have tasted!

9.3

Lawrence Smith

Nice balanced Oregon Pinot. Shows a lighter reddish fruit platter of notes. The year was cooler, the lighter flavor came through, but that makes this a great wine for a hot day. Going to give it another year.

Nice balanced Oregon Pinot. Shows a lighter reddish fruit platter of notes. The year was cooler, the lighter flavor came through, but that makes this a great wine for a hot day. Going to give it another year.

9.3

Stacey Fink

One of my fave pinots.

One of my fave pinots.

9.3

Scott M Davis

Yes it's light, yes it's Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. And yes I absolutely LOVE this wine for those reasons. I have come to like certain Rose's because they are versatile for food matching and sipping but this Pinot is absolutely great at both. Want to impress a group in summertime with an outstanding, stand alone sipping wine...you found it here. It is fantastic for matching with lighter food faire like barbecued veggies or squash , or for those who are not into matching Chardonnay with chicken or fish like salmon. My confession: I rarely drank Rose because it was too darn light and often too sweet, so my only next step was Beaujolais, which often way too one dimensional, so that left me with a huge gap to move into traditional Burgundy or full bodied Pinot Noir that were way too overpowering for many meals. This is Exactly why Willamette Valley Pinot has such a superb spot in the spectrum of red wine body/texture. And Big Table Farm is hands down the best wine for value of an Oregon Pinot. Plus the owners are so down to earth real, pleasant, and love talking wine, food, farming, nutrition, etc. I don't mean to make this an ad for Big Table Farm, but they make many great Pinots and other varietals. For the money this particular Pinot is hard to beat and you truly owe it to yourself to seek it out if you are looking for a lighter style Pinot that is increasing quickly in popularity. This is one of my most valued favorites because I am not able or willing to spend $65 or more for a bottle that can disappear in less than an hour with a few friends.

Yes it's light, yes it's Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. And yes I absolutely LOVE this wine for those reasons. I have come to like certain Rose's because they are versatile for food matching and sipping but this Pinot is absolutely great at both. Want to impress a group in summertime with an outstanding, stand alone sipping wine...you found it here. It is fantastic for matching with lighter food faire like barbecued veggies or squash , or for those who are not into matching Chardonnay with chicken or fish like salmon. My confession: I rarely drank Rose because it was too darn light and often too sweet, so my only next step was Beaujolais, which often way too one dimensional, so that left me with a huge gap to move into traditional Burgundy or full bodied Pinot Noir that were way too overpowering for many meals. This is Exactly why Willamette Valley Pinot has such a superb spot in the spectrum of red wine body/texture. And Big Table Farm is hands down the best wine for value of an Oregon Pinot. Plus the owners are so down to earth real, pleasant, and love talking wine, food, farming, nutrition, etc. I don't mean to make this an ad for Big Table Farm, but they make many great Pinots and other varietals. For the money this particular Pinot is hard to beat and you truly owe it to yourself to seek it out if you are looking for a lighter style Pinot that is increasing quickly in popularity. This is one of my most valued favorites because I am not able or willing to spend $65 or more for a bottle that can disappear in less than an hour with a few friends.

9.5

Seth Potter

Cinnamon on the nose. Light cherries and vanilla on the palate. A very easy drinking pinot. Paired it with Kell's Killer Mac n Cheese. Roasted chicken, garlic, carmelized shallots in whit truffle cheese sauce. Topped with a sage parmesan & walnut crust.

Cinnamon on the nose. Light cherries and vanilla on the palate. A very easy drinking pinot. Paired it with Kell's Killer Mac n Cheese. Roasted chicken, garlic, carmelized shallots in whit truffle cheese sauce. Topped with a sage parmesan & walnut crust.

9.3

garry post

Complex and peppery, dark cherry, spice, cola. Kim Nagy for State Rep announcement night. Sandy Point Beach Club with Robert Hill Best of the flight. :)

Complex and peppery, dark cherry, spice, cola. Kim Nagy for State Rep announcement night. Sandy Point Beach Club with Robert Hill Best of the flight. :)

9.0

Choua Hobson

Super light

Super light

8.0

RK Walker

The only Willamette 2013 so far that hasn't made me long for a 2012. Light but complex, minimal residual sugar, well-balanced and smooth. Eminently quaffable.

The only Willamette 2013 so far that hasn't made me long for a 2012. Light but complex, minimal residual sugar, well-balanced and smooth. Eminently quaffable.

9.4

Christian Bronstein

Sedated, restrained on the fruit with bright cranberry/pomegranate notes. Clean, and true and best to pair to coax the timid flavors

Sedated, restrained on the fruit with bright cranberry/pomegranate notes. Clean, and true and best to pair to coax the timid flavors

8.9

Location

  • 803 Sibley Memorial Hwy
    Lilydale, MN 55118

  • Hours:
    Monday-Saturday: 10am-9pm