Witness Tree Vintage Select Pinot Noir 2002

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

Price: $39.99
Item No. 81322
  • WS92
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1999
  • W&S93
  • WS89

Winemaker's Notes

"Very dark in color, 2002 Witness Tree "Vintage Select" Pinot Noir is packed with aromas of black fruits, vanilla and exotic spices. On the palate, dense "jammy" fruit . avors are balanced by a substantial contribution of new French oak, tannin and acidity. Enjoy this wine with traditional beef and lamb dishes as well as smoked salmon, pork and cheese. Given its depth, concentration, complexity and structure, this wine will be tempting to drink it in its youth, but will continue to develop in the bottle and provide rewarding drinking for many years to come."
-Wine Spectator

Wow! This is serious Pinot Noir. Incredibly dark ruby in color, it almost stains the glass. The aroma profile is loaded with dark fruit character - black cherry, plum, and black raspberry come to mind, with spice and coffee hiding in the background. When you taste it, a crashing wave of intense fruit, spice and a hint of earth explode upon your palate. The finish lingers on. The wine is perfectly balanced - it has power, but does not overpower. It has great structure, and as a result we feel it will age beautifully for many years to come. This is an "iceberg" wine. As amazing as it already is, there is much more lurking beneath the surface which will only be revealed with time.

Learn About Witness Tree

Witness Tree Vineyard is owned by Dennis & Carolyn Devine. The Devines are originally from the Midwest, but have lived throughout the country during Dennis' career as a clinical researcher in the pharmaceutical industry. Carolyn serves as President and Business Manager. Witness Tree is located in the Eola Hills, northwest of Salem, an area recognized as one of Oregon's premier growing regions.

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...

Read More About Willamette Valley

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...

Read More About Pinot Noir

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