2017 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
ALC 13.3% Cases Produced: 275
The nose is precise and full of tension, showing floral and mixed berry aromas with distinctive dark cranberries. The mouthfeel is complex with fresh fruit and strawberry jam flavors. Firm but elegant tannins on a persistent and lively cherry 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.
92 points – James Suckling
90 points – Wine Enthusiast