Tasting Notes from Paris with Love

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Tasting notes illustrated by a photographic still life for Three Feathers 2018 Blanc de Noirs.  Photograph by Elise Prudhomme.
Three Feathers Oregon Pinot in Paris, France
Three Feathers Oregon Pinot in Paris, France

Tasting Notes from Paris with Love

As revealed in our previous article Smuggled!, Three Feathers wines have been traveling to France for several years now. In the spirit of Pinot Noir grape vines themselves that traveled across the Atlantic in cross-agricultural exchanges between France and the United States, our wines have sallied forth in search of new horizons and new palates.

In early November, Three Feathers organized a wine tasting workshop in Paris at Studio Galerie B&B for professionals in the industry as well individuals passionate about Pinot Noir. The goal of the event was to present our wines to a select international audience and receive their written feedback and constructive comments. Working in small groups of 3 or 4, we asked our guests to review, discuss and rate our wines based on the standard procedure for wine tasting; the eye, the nose, the palate using vocabulary appropriate for Pinot Noir.

We are amazed and pleased at the results of our Collective Intelligence Wine Tasting Workshop from all perspectives! Note only did a lot of ink flow about our wines, but ideas burst forth for marketing / communication and future production. Our savvy “collective palate” has produced beautiful tasting notes from Paris with Love.

Without further ado, and in tandem with a series of Tasting Note Still Life photographs made by Three Feathers partner and photographer Elise Prudhomme, here they are:

Illustrated tasting notes - still life of Three Feathers 2018 Bl
Tasting notes Study #1 – Three Feathers 2018 Blanc de Noirs

2018 Three Feathers Blanc de Noirs

Pale pink in color with amber highlights, this wine’s fruity nose reveals a highly perfumed bouquet of fresh flowers reminiscent of champagne.  Vivid on the palate with a hint of brioche, it finishes with aromas of strawberries, green apple and melon.

Pairing notes : Shellfish, notably oysters, cockles and clams – Spaghetti with Clams.

Illustrated tasting notes - still life of Three Feathers 2017 Pi
Tasting notes Study #2 – Three Feathers 2017 Pinot Noir 667

2017 Three Feathers Pinot Noir 667

An intense ruby color, this wine has an expressive and fruity nose with nutty aromas.  Lively and robust in the mouth, its tannins bring structure, power and complexity with flavors of hazelnut and candied fruit, finishing with a subtle note of mushrooms.

Pairing notes : Game such as duck or deer

Illustrated tasting notes - still life of Three Feathers 2017 Cu
Tasting notes Study #3 – Three Feathers 2017 Cuvée Virginia in front of a découpage painting by Dorothea Virginia Roosevelt

2017 Three Feathers Cuvée Virginia

The Cuvée has a beautiful cherry red color, brilliant and limpid, that presents a warm bouquet of spices and cocoa. Ample and supple on the palate, the fine-grained tannins add to the spicy notes of Blackberry and Currant, finishing with a slight earthy note.

Pairing notes : An ample wine that pairs well with savory plates as well as desserts such as chocolate cake.

Oregon Coast picnic with Pan Bagnat and Three Feathers Pinot Noir. The 'Pan Bagnat' is a traditional local sandwich NICE Alpes-Maritimes French Riviera Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France
Picnic pairing with Pan Bagnat and a bottle of 2016 Three Feathers Pinot Noir.

2016 Three Feathers Pinot Noir 667

This wine presents an intense, clear garnet color with a touch of brick.  The distinctive nose is very aromatic and fruity with a hint of earthiness.  Light, supple and long on the palate, the flavors evoke cherry and ripe red fruits finishing with notes of leather, vanilla and kirsch.

Pairing notes : A unique wine that merits being associated with any meal.

2 Comments on “Tasting Notes from Paris with Love”

  1. Elise
    The pics turned out beautifully. I love the CIW
    Francoise’ arm looks great at the Eiffel Tower

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