We can an incredible deal on the small production Omero wines from Oregon! we were so excited about these wines, that we decided to feature them this week for our wine tasting and pass on the incredible savings.
2011 Omero Pinot Noir Etsate Omero Vineyard
Normally $59.99 on sale for $29.95
91 Points Robert Parker."The 19-barrel blend that is Omero’s 2011 Pinot Noir Estate Omero Vineyard leads with penetrating, almost smarting high-toned citrus oils and red berry distillates. There is some of the rhubarb and horseradish as well as textural leanness that lent the generic and Ribbon Ridge A.V.A bottlings in this series a certain stridency. But the combination of animation, invigoration and sheer finishing penetration is impressive as well as vintage typical, and a welcome upwelling of marrow-rich meat stock adds depth to a long finish. My hunch is that this will merit attention through at least 2020 and quite likely beyond, hopefully becoming more ingratiating yet without losing its spine and energy.
2011 Omero Pinot Noir Estate Coats and Whitney Vineyard
Normally $49.99 on sale for $24.95
91 points Robert Parker. "Omero’s 2011 Pinot Noir Estate Coats and Whitney Vineyard projects scents of almond and sour cherry, the latter coming to a silken-textured, almost creamy palate with contrasting but not inharmonious vivacity and juiciness. Lean and long-lined, with cherry pit and smoky black tea adding piquancy to a vibrant and downright refreshingly lingering finish, this ought to perform well through at least 2020."
2011 Omero Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge
Normally $34.99 on sale for $19.95
90 Points Robert Parker. "The Omero 2011 Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge – bottled and released along with their generic Willamette cuvee – is composed of lesser estate lots along with fruit from nearby vineyards. Weighing in at 12.5% alcohol and matured in 500-liter barrels, around one-third of which were new, this adds rhubarb tartness and cherry pit piquancy on top of the lemon oil and horseradish I found in the corresponding generic bottling. There’s also a bit of low-toned roasted coffee as well as smoky toasted oak, but this doesn’t at all dry out the fruit, even if the texture here is spare and the impressively persistent finish tart-edged. A vintage-typical sense of energy adds to the stimulation of a performance that ought to be well worth revisiting through at least 2018, and hopefully well beyond.