The 2018 A to Z Essence Pinot Noir is a charming Oregon wine. With the extra time in bottle, they see a wine with both primary and secondary characteristics. There is a generous amount of fruit on the nose and palate; with bruised raspberries, fresh strawberries, cranberry, cherries and plums all showing up. The acidity of the wine reinforces the freshness and the judicious usage of French oak beings texture, flavor and personality. Balanced and complex with both savory and sweet flavors. This wine presents spice notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, sandalwood and mint, floral notes of rose petals and peony, earth notes of fresh loam, truffle and dusty oak. Marshmallow, mocha, chocolate, cherry vanilla chew, fruit leather and candy.
A to Z Wineworks was established in 2002 by four Oregon wine industry veterans to consistently offer quality wines that capture the Essence of Oregon. Five times named a ‘Best for the World’ B Corp, A to Z’s commitment to excellence is matched by a belief in fair value and sustainability in business as well as farming. Recognition for A to Z wines as offering dependable quality for great value continues today, making A to Z the top-selling Oregon wine brand.
While the Willamette Valley and Pinot Noir are a like a fairy tale match made in heaven, most of Oregon is in fact, a glorious source of Pinot noir. Claiming over half of its total area under vine, Pinot noir also thrives in Southern Oregon’s Umpqua and Rogue Valleys where sedimentary and volcanic soils dominate hillside vineyards and cool temperatures create the perfect environment for Pinot noir. Also, Oregon’s Columbia Gorge is becoming increasingly popular for Pinot noir production. What sets Oregon Pinot noir apart from the Pinot of other regions, both New and Old World, is its innate combination of grace with both power and restraint.