Today we look at a 2008 pinot from Oregon that cost me $13, but can be found for $10 if you look around.
Clos Robert seems like an unusually small winery, which is cool. I can’t find much about them, beyond this. Now, this wine is very inexpensive for an Oregon pinot. Is it any good?
Yes!! It’s not a crowd-pleaser and it’s not super-complex, but for a bargain Oregon pinot noir, Clos Robert is very, very good. It gives you a kick when you first taste it — bright acidic cherry, followed by mushroom, cola and strawberry, along with a healthy dose of spices. Juicy, not much in the way of tannins. The best parts: Clos Robert doesn’t really do anything wrong, and for this low price, it has TONS of “real pinot” in it.
What’s the secret? I think the 2008 vintage in Oregon was just extremely friendly. Either way, at $10 or even $13, this Oregon pinot is: