Our 2020 Willamette Valley Estate Pinot Noir received a 91 point review by Norm Roby.
“The 2020 vintage yielded a smaller than normal crop, and it was also a vintage that was threatened by smoke from wildfires. A melange of the winery’s 6 estate vineyards, this Estate Pinot apparently escaped all damage and in fact exudes nothing but charm and elegance. The wine is immediately appealing with its lovely aromas of cherry, raspberry and cloves. On the palate it is smooth, delicate and velvety, and the flavors emphasize youthful cherry fruit and lead to an intriguing earthy, oaky background. The finish is savory and juicy”.
– Norm Roby
Read the full review at WineReviewOnline.com
Norm Roby began writing for Vintage Magazine which led to a 10-year run as columnist for The Wine Spectator. He joined Decanter Magazine in 1993 as a columnist and frequently authored feature articles about California, Northwest, and French wines. Living part-time in Bordeaux for a decade, he explored and wrote about the wines of Bordeaux, Bergerac, Alsace, the Rhône and the Languedoc. His additional wine experiences include being wine educator and Dean at the San Francisco Culinary Academy, co-author of The Connoisseurs’ Handbook of California Wine, and Auction Director for Winesong in Mendocino. He now blogs and contributes to Vinosity.