Willamette Valley Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir 2015

$27.99
$26.59

SKU 17556

750ml

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The 2015 Estate Pinot Noir expresses the terroir of our three vineyards, the original planting by Founder, Jim Bernau at the winery in the Salem Hills, Tualatin Estate planted by Oregon wine pioneer Bill Fuller in the foothills of the Coastal Range and Elton planted by Dick and Betty O'Brien on the east face of the Eola-Amity Hills.This wine exemplifes the "Oregon-style" even with the vintage being the warmest on record. Complex aromas of black cherry, dried herbs, foral and spice create an alluring nose. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and favors of blackberry, bergamot, anise and cedar. Exceptionally balanced with velvety tannins, lively acidity and a lingering fnish. Peak Drinkability: 2017 - 2022. Pairings: Oregon lamb, duck, pork, grilled salmon and aged cheeses.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country United States
Region Oregon
Appellation Willamette Valley
Brand Willamette Valley Vineyards
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorSavory cherry aromas open to deep, well-knit dark plum, smoky herb and spice flavors that linger toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2022. 16,000 cases made.

Tim Fish, October 2017
  • we87

Wine EnthusiastThe production of this nationally-distributed wine almost doubled this vintage, making it one of the most visible Oregon Pinots in the country. It's medium bodied and offers good varietal character, but there is a slight off-note on the nose, which carries through the finish, albeit subtly.

Paul Gregutt, October 2017

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