Shop Wine

2010 Vitae Springs Vineyard Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

2010 Vitae Springs Vineyard Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Zoom

This fruit-forward wine offers notes of red cherry, blueberry, savory, violets, vanilla, coconut, toast and meat.

Varietal: Pinot Noir Vintage: 2010
Member Ratings
3 Reviews (5.0/5.0) Rate this wine
Friend Reviews
Ask your friends what they think Share on Facebook
Wine Reorder #

About This Wine

There are worse places for an Air Force deployment than Germany’s Mosel Valley.

That’s where Earl and Pam VanVolkinburg found themselves in the early 1970s. When not on duty, they explored the local vineyards and befriended several of the proprietors, falling in love not only with the wines, but the entire winemaking process.

When they returned to the States, they talked about what it would be like, and what it would take, to grow their own vines. Curiosity led to inspiration, and inspiration led to the couple taking a risk — and that risk became Vitae Springs Vineyard in Oregon’s beautiful Willamette Valley.

“We focus on producing limited amounts of intriguing Riesling and elegant Pinot Noir,” Pam VanVolkinburg tells us — wines very much like those they enjoyed in the Mosel. “Our wines are meant to be paired with good food, friends and family.” The 2010 Vitae Springs Pinot Noir delivers on that vision deliciously.

About Pinot Noir

Very sensitive to climate and handling in winery, this fickle grape of Burgundy yields low tannin and acidity, medium colors and lifespan. Classic berry, cherry and currant flavors, silky textures typically balanced with spicy or floral tones.

More About Pinot Noir

Tasting Notes

  • Grape Composition:100% Pinot Noir
  • Grape Source:Oregon’s Willamette Valley Growing Region
  • Aromas & Flavors:Red Cherry, Blueberry, Savory, Violets, Vanilla, Coconut, Toast and Meat
  • When to Drink:Now Through 2015
  • Food Pairing Suggestiona steak topped with mushrooms.

Member Ratings

Have you tried it?Rate This Wine
5.0/ 5.0

3 Reviews

    Complex Pinot

    10/07/2013 Elaine
    • Rater Rank 663
    • Number of Ratings 3
    • Average 5

    Complex Pinot

    10/07/2013 Elaine
    • Rater Rank 663
    • Number of Ratings 3
    • Average 5

    Complex Pinot

    10/07/2013 Elaine
    • Rater Rank 663
    • Number of Ratings 3
    • Average 5


14 recipes match for this wine.

  • Duck Breast With Red Wine Risotto This recipe calls for a good quality red wine, and we suggest either Pinot Noir, Merlot. Whichever you choose, we also suggest serving that wine with the meal. This recipe makes 4 servings. Get The Recipe
    Smoked Duck A La Orange Just in case this year's California wildfires impart a smoky flavor to vintage 2008 wines, here's a recipe that will match up nicely. Otherwise, try this dish - developed by Garre Winery Executive Chef Ty Turner -- with naturally smoky wines such as Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Pinot Noir, Syrah. Get The Recipe
    Tomato Pesto Pasta A wonderful match with Cabernet Sauvignon, this recipe helps bring out the fruitful quality of the wine. It also matches nicely with other red wines, and serves 4. Get The Recipe
    Smoked Salmon Penne Pasta In a world of anything-goes-food-and-wine pairing, we're on the lookout for recipes that match well with red OR white wines. This is one such recipe, and it makes two servings... Get The Recipe
    Balsamic Maple Glazed Salmon Try this recipe, which makes 4 servings, with Pinot Noir, Syrah. Get The Recipe
  • The Perfect Potatoes With the holidays on the horizon, several ACWC members have asked us for recipes to accompany main dishes such as turkey, ham. Here's one we love - and it can even be a meal in itself, served with a glass of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir. It makes 6 to 8 servings... Get The Recipe
    Pinot Noir Sauce Try this flavorful sauce over lambprime rib, and serve with Pinot Noir, Malbec red blend... Get The Recipe
    Mushroom Barley Stew A fruity red wine is the perfect match for this hearty recipe, which serves 4 to 6. MUSHROOM BARLEY STEW Ingredients - 1 T olive oil - 2 carrots, chopped... Get The Recipe
    Herb Crusted Tuna Steaks This recipe is extremely versatile, matching well with most white and lighter red wines. It makes 4 servings. Get The Recipe
    Grenoble Style Salmon This recipe, which matches beautifully with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, makes 4 servings... Get The Recipe
  • Tuscan Style Roasted Game Hens If you're looking for a change from turkey, ham this holiday season, try this easy-to-prepare dish that matches well with both white and red wines. It serves 6... Get The Recipe
    Pork Tenderloin With Tart Cherry Port And Caraway Sauce This delicious recipe from Sonoma County's J. Fritz Winery matches beautifully with almost any red wine. It makes 4 to 6 servings. Get The Recipe
    Pan Fried Lamb Chops This recipe, which makes 4 servings, features flavors that can be enjoyed with virtually any red wine. Turn it into a complete meal with a side dish jasmine rice. Get The Recipe
    Green Salad With Cranberry Vinaigrette With almost any type of salad, we suggest Sauvignon Blanc as a well-matched wine. But because of the cranberry flavor featured in this recipe, you may want to try a wine that includes cranberry among its aromas and flavors. We tried it with a lighter-bodied Pinot Noir, and it turned out to be an intriguing and enticing combination. Get The Recipe
$27.99 / Bottle $335.88 / Case
Currently Unavailable

Wine Guide