2015 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
ALC 13.8% Cases Produced: 250
Delicate red color. Attractive notes of roasted coffee, chocolate cake, blueberries and white peppercorn on the nose. Very soft and round on the midpalate, with the tannins firm and sweet on a floral finish.
Framed by the Coast Range mountains to the west and Cascade Mountains to the east, the Willamette Valley AVA forms a cool-climate growing basin ideally suited for the production of traditional Burgundian varieties. With an array of different soil types and microclimates, the quality and complexity of Willamette Valley wine has garnered a fierce international reputation.
93 Points – Wine Enthusiast Magazine
(Editors’ Choice) “Along with this wine’s complex bramble, berry and red plum flavors come striking cinnamon, pepper and almond paste highlights. Released after one year in 30% new French oak and another in bottle, it does a deep dive into a spicy, lingering finish. At a modest price, it’s one of the top Pinots in Oregon.”
93 Points – Purely Domestic Wine Report
92 Points – James Suckling
90 Points – Vinous