Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is the Goldilocks of red wine. Not too heavy. Not too light. Just right.
This wine is made from Pinot Noir grapes harvested from vines situated in the rolling foothills of Oregon's Coast Range Mountains. Compared to other American wine regions, the Willamette Valley is small in size, and boutique in nature. If California is high tech glitz, then Oregon is hipster flannel. So break out the turntable, put on your favorite record and pour yourself a goblet of delicious Pinot.
Rich ruby red in color with aromas of fresh cherries and strawberries rising above a fragrant mix of cinnamon, violets, black tea and cedar. This is Pinot Noir as it should be -- beautifully balanced with a long velvety finish. It's an ideal red wine to pair up with wild mushroom risotto, whole-roasted chicken with sage and garlic, or a plate of fresh bread and soft cheeses.
- Bottle Size: 750mL
- Varietal: Pinot Noir
Excellent value, as always. Smooth, robust, with lots of red fruit. A little sweet and heavy for my taste, but not inconsistent with the terroir. The McMinnville is a bit lighter and drinks more like a Burgundy. This a tasty wine, which can stand up to some heavier meals.
This wine has so much finesse, tastes like a $40 bottle, easily. For the 90+ price, you could drink this daily and not go broke!