Alexana Revana Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010
The 2010 Revana Vineyard Pinot Noir is an excellentrepresentation of both the vintage and the Revana Vineyard site.2010 was a challenging growing season, but with meticulousfarming and masterful winemaking, our blend of eight differentPinot noir clones produced an intense, complex and balancedwine. Bright, forward aromas of black cherry, dried herbal andfloral notes are lifted by molasses and anise blossom. Massiveblack cherry flavors are decadent and integrate well with spice,cola and cocoa tones. The texture is lush and rich, finishing withround soft tannins that provide perfect structure for cellaring.
Alexana Winery was born of Dr. Madaiah Revana’s love of the great wines of Burgundy. In the spring of 2005, Dr. Revana began a search for both the ideal region and an experienced winemaker with the goal of producing Pinot Noirs that could rival those from Burgundy. His search ended in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, where he met Lynn Penner-Ash. Alexana is named after Dr. Revana’s daughter, Alexandra.
Home of some of the planet’s most amazingly elegant and expressive Pinot noir, the Willamette Valley is a pastoral, mixed landscape of green, bucolic rolling hills, dramatic forestlands and small, independent, friendly wine growers. As a leader in environmental stewardship, the valley has some of the nation’s most protective land use policies, with two-thirds of its vineyards farmed sustainably and over half, organically. While the valley claims a cool, continental climate, and is heavily influenced by the cold, moist winds of the Pacific Ocean, its warm and dry summers allow for the steady, even ripening of Pinot noir.
The potential of Willamette Valley Pinot noir continues to attract the investment of serious growers and winemakers both locally and from abroad, as naturally the finished wines bring accolades from professionals and enthusiasts. With a range of styles from delicate dried cherry, raspberry and hibiscus to stronger notes of truffle, mocha, plum and spice, a fine Willamette Valley Pinot noir is a perfect expression of both character and grace.