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Date Printed: 4/23/2014
Rex Hill Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2009
Rex Hill Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2009
(search item no. 110939)
green wine

Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/23/2014: $25.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

#38 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2011

The 2009 Rex Hill Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is a classic example of Oregon Pinot Noir from a vintage that gave us intense fruit and intense flavors. Initial perfumed aromatics redolent of violets and roses, black currants, blueberries, black raspberries and wild strawberries are joined by suggestions of tobacco leaf, clean earth, dried fruit, smoke and spice as the wine opens. Some whole-cluster fermentation contributes dark fruit, tea and savory aromatic characteristics. The attack is rich with beautifully ripe tannins and flavors of red fruits and the blue fruits which are a hallmark of the vintage. The lithe mid-palate finds additional complexity with a strong, lingering finish that includes minerality, graphite and spices.

This wine has the intensity, structure and concentration to age and become more complex over the next 15 to 20 years.

100% Pinot Noir

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About Rex Hill:

Rex Hill has been making elegant Pinot Noir for 30 years in Oregon's Willamette Valley. The landmark winery is located at the gateway to Oregon's wine country and welcomes visitors daily to their historic tasting room. Estate vineyards, including the crown jewel, Jacob Hart Vineyard, are farmed to Biodynamic tenets and the winery itself is L.I.V.E. certified. Now owned by the families at A to Z Winewords, the Rex Hill legacy of superior Pinot noir continues. The group brings combined Oregon winemaking experience that spans more than two decades and three continents, as well as high energy, commitment and love of Oregon Pinot Noir.