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Date Printed: 9/16/2014
Oak Knoll Vintage Reserve Pinot Noir 1998
Oak Knoll Vintage Reserve Pinot Noir 1998
(search item no. 44449)

PRICE ON 9/16/2014: $30.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Oregon is rapidly becoming known for fine Pinot Noir, but no other winery in the state can lay claim to CONSISTENT excellence with this difficult to tame varietal. Oak Knoll found the combination in the early 1970's and since then has created a remarkable array of extraordinary vintages, wine classic in style and very palate pleasing. A brilliant wine of medium garnet color and glass-coating body, the varietal character fairly leaps from the glass with a clean, rich scent. To the taste it is elegant and smooth, yet with a structure that heralds its ancestry. Subtle oak undertones add to its complexity and point up the lengthy aging in small oak barrels given to this wine that would be a perfect foil to rare roast beef, game, or any elegant and full flavored food. Here is a wine that can be counted on vintage after vintage to provide great enjoyment.
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About Oak Knoll Winery:

All four vineyards are located in the northern Willamette Valley to the west and southwest of Portland. Ellis Vineyard is situated on the southern slope of the Chehalem Mountain ridge in Yamhill County. Five Mountains Vineyard and Gemini Vineyard are located in the Chehalem foothills north of Ellis in Washington County. Echo Hill Vineyard is located on Pumpkin Ridge near Helvetia at the most northerly edge of the Willamette Valley appellation.