Our 2016 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir was awarded 90 points by Wine Enthusiast! This is a great score for an Oregon Pinot Noir priced at around $30:
“A lovely, fruit-packed wine, this is made in a forward, friendly style and given the same care as the single-vineyard wines. Released a bit later, it has benefitted from both the excellent vintage and the extra bottle age. Mixed blueberry and blue plum fruit offers pleasing notes of coffee and chocolate, and retains a hint of anchoring minerality.” – Paul Gregutt
The review will post in the October 2019 issue of Wine Enthusiast Magazine and at winemag.com. According to Senior Tasting Director Joe Czerwinski, Wine Enthusiast blind tastes wines for review and rates their wines according to a 100 point scale:
Classic 98-100: The pinnacle of quality.
Superb 94-97: A great achievement.
Excellent 90-93: Highly recommended.
Very Good 87-89: Often good value; well recommended.
Good 83-86: Suitable for everyday consumption; often good value.
Acceptable 80-82: Can be employed in casual, less-critical circumstances.
Wines receiving a rating below 80 are not reviewed.