Winemaker's Notes The 2017 vintage is a brilliant example of Pinot Noir from a consistent and warmer than average Western Oregon growing season. In the glass, there is a garnet-colored center with bright ruby edges. The nose has rich, fruit-forward aromas like ripe cherries and strawberry pie, with hints of cinnamon, vanilla and mocha. The palate echoes with ripe strawberries and dark chocolate up front, followed by earthy and spicy notes of forest floor and clove. Expect this to age beautifully through the next decade.
Critical Acclaim Vintage 2016 - WE - 89 Points Wine Enthusiast - This is a star effort given the volume and price point. A toasty frame sets up tart fruit flavors of raspberry hard candy. It's got more grip and focus than most of the inexpensive Oregon Pinots.