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Date Printed: 12/17/2014
Willamette Valley Vineyards Freedom Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 1998
Willamette Valley Vineyards Freedom Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 1998
(search item no. 24066)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/17/2014: $24.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Incredible savings on Pinot Noir from the much heralded 1998 Oregon Vintage! A bigger, richer style of Pinot, drinking wonderfully right now.

Medium to bigger bodied; richly textured. Ruby color. Raspberry, cinnamon and spice aromas. Smoky, cream and blackberry flavors. Long, rich and spicy finish.

Matches better with bigger, richer entrees. Wonderful with prime rib, pepper steak, lamb, wild game, wild duck and goose and stronger cheeses. Serve at slightly less than room temperature.

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About Willamette Valley Vineyards:

United in the dream of building a world class winery in Oregon, thousands of wine enthusiasts joined winegrower Jim Bernau to create Willamette Valley Vineyards, which is regarded as one of Oregon's top wineries. Since 1983, the winery has grown to produce some of the highest-rated Pinot Noirs in the U.S. Wine Enthusiast magazine has named Willamette Valley Vineyards one of "America's Great Pinot Noir Producers." Their wines have been served at the White House and are recommended by wine critic and author Andrea Immer, Food Network's Rachael Ray and Public Broadcasting's chefs Caprial and John Pence.

Willamette Valley Vineyards' goal is to make the highest quality Burgundian varietals possible from the Willamette Valley. Their approach is to grow, by hand, the highest quality fruit using careful canopy management, and achieve wines that are truly expressive of the varietal and the place where they are grown. Bernau's stylistic emphasis is on pure varietal fruit characters, with attention to depth and richness of mouth feel and balance.

The people of Willamette Valley Vineyards are deeply committed to being good stewards of the land using natural means to promote soil nutrition and vine health. Both the Estate and Tualatin vineyards are LIVE certified and designated "Salmon Safe" by the Pacific Rivers Council.