Oak Knoll Vintage Reserve Pinot Noir 1998

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

Price: $31.99
Item No. 44449

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.

Learn About Oak Knoll

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.

Learn About Willamette Valley

(will-AAM-it) Named for the river that runs through the valley from Portland to Eugene, Willamette Valley is home to some of the best Pinot Noir vineyards in the Northwest. While along the same north/south line as Seattle, the Willamette Valley is protected from Pacific rains by the Coast Range on the western border and the Cascade Ranges to the east. Though sunshine is...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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