The 2010 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is already lovely, focused, and precise. On the nose and on the palate, I find black cherry, dried cherry, and raspberry, among other red fruits. The second layer is more floral, with violets and lilac. Give the cooler growing season, this cuvée has more lift from the bright acidity and will pair well with many diffferent foods. Balanced with excellent length, the 2010 will easily age 8-10 years.
"Open and immediately accessible, this is fragrant and gently floral, with clearly defined varietal character. It opens beautifully into an elegant, aromatic and crisply structured wine, with excellent length.
"Vivid red. Fresh red berries, cherry and potpourri on the highly perfumed nose. Juicy, tightly focused raspberry and cherry flavors are complemented by deeper notes of cola and licorice, with a spicy quality adding bite. Finishes silky and sweet, with very good energy and lingering florality."
International Wine Cellar
I love the pinot noir wines of Oregon. This wine is exceptional. We enjoyed it for the first time this Thanksgiving. It was perfect with our turkey feast and will complement other fine meals as well as a wine to sip without food. Hats off to Drouhin.