Wine Spectator 89 points - Fresh and taut, with a sharp edge of crisp tannins to the dark berry and floral flavors, lingering on the finish. Drink now through 2016. 13,700 cases made.-HS
Bright red. Dried cherry, licorice and woodsmoke on the pungent nose, with a peppery nuance adding lift. Chewy, slightly bitter redcurrant and cherry flavors unwind slowly, picking up a licorice quality and a hint of bitter chocolate. Shows a slightly tart character on the finish, with the cherry and licorice notes echoing. Let this one stretch out in the glass.
This Pinot Noir is a blend of seven different clones of Pinot Noir grapes grown on our Southern Willamette Valley location. The relatively warm location allows us to produce very consistent pinot year after year. This is an easy to love Pinot Noir with vibrant fresh cherry flavors and a silky texture making this a very popular seller. It is a great accompaniment for lighter pasta or salad/meat dishes. "Light and tangy, with raspberry and white pepper notes mingling with floral character on the vivid finish, polished smooth." - Wine Spectator
|Wine maker notes
|This dark crimson hued wine has aromas of black cherry, cassis and red licorice. The texture is quite plush and velvety with integrated tannin, so it will pair with a variety of cuisines. The flavors are classic Oregon pinot noir cherry and berry nuances, with notes of cured meats and baking spices layered in.