Varietal: Pinot Noir
Country: USA, Oregon
Tasting Date Price: $19.99
Rating: WS 90
WS 90 pts. Layers of cherry, tobacco & cocoa flavors mingle against refined tannins, persisting on the finish. Drink thru 2017.
**Spoiler Alert!! You just may see this on Wine Spectator’s top 100 wines of 2013.**
Winemaker Notes: Elegant & complex aromas of bing cherries, cranberries, red currants, raspberries & strawberries, a combination of wild flowers & fresh forest berries that epitomize Oregon Pinot Noir. The juicy red fruit flavors open the attack then evolve in the mouth to darker fruit flavors w/ spice & mineral overtones. The wine shows ripe tannins & a succulent texture that give definition & lift to the surprisingly long finish. Drink now. Has the focus, balance & intensity to age& will become more complex over the next 5-10 years.