2018 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley
Raspberry and dark cherry lead into woodsy aromas of mushroom, violet and thyme. Full and very fruit-forward, the wine finishes long with cardamom and warm baking spices.
“Smooth, with aromas of ripe red and dark fruit, spice and hint of vanilla, and flavors of ripe black cherry and raspberry with a lingering finish.”
– Slow Wine Guide USA (April 16, 2021)
“Such a pretty and approachable red, with delicate cherry, rose petal and spice flavors that linger toward polished tannins.”
– Wine Spectator (January 26, 2021)
“This has a very attractively fragrant and perfumed nose with roses, red cherries and berry pastry. The palate has good intensity and depth with very supple, sweet red cherries taking center stage. Drink now.”
– James Suckling (Jan, 2020)
Here is a textbook example of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. Sturdy and dark-fruited, it’s a reasonably substantial wine, well balanced and showing light barrel influences of toast, coffee and smoke. Nothing too fancy, but varietally true.
– Wine Enthusiast (August, 2020)
“Deep ruby color, bright cherry nose; ripe cherry, juicy style, crisp, racy and fresh; long and tangy.”
– The Tasting Panel Magazine (March, 2020)