Our 2008 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir exemplifies the characteristics of Pinot Noir from the Northern region of this AVA: bright aromatics of forest floor, oregano, marjoram and fresh cherry. Notes of ripe raspberry and earthy loam give way to intense flavors of blackberry and subtle mineral notes. This elegant Pinot Noir has excellent structure and complexity with a long, intricate finish. It will continue to develop subtle nuances with time in the bottle.
"Bright and jazzy, this is refreshingly balanced toward its light texture, but glows with pretty currant and red plum fruit. Picks up mineral and spice notes as it lingers easily and compellingly on the refined finish. Drink now through 2016. "
"2008 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Big, bold and ripe, this Oregon pinot has California richness. Scents of plum compote and generous oak extract lead into black cherry jam flavors. With such richness, it's a wonder the wine keeps on the rails, but it does. For grilled lamb chops."