2020 Willamette Valley Les Climats Pinot Noir
ALC 13.4% Cases Produced: 400
A rich mix from the influence of multiple soil types of the Willamette Valley. The nose is complex with notes of toasty, jammy red and blue fruit, cherry cola, black tea and develops further into leather, spices, forest floor, cedar, tobacco, juniper and cardamom. On the palate, the wine is very approachable with rich and juicy summer fruit, cherry pie, rhubarb and baking spices. The tannins are round and soft and give a long finish to this opulent wine.
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.
91 points & Editors’ Choice – Wine Enthusiast