Alexana Terroir Selection Pinot Noir 2017
On the nose, this Pinot Noir offers spicy aromas with layers of cranberry, cherry cola and violet. It is smooth and rounded on the palate with great acidity - displaying notes of red licorice, black cherry and roasted nuts followed by a lengthy finish.
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Refined and well-structured, with expressive raspberry and rose petal aromas that open to densely layered cherry, stony mineral and black tea flavors, building tension toward fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2026.
This multi-vineyard blend puts a pretty, toasty frame around plum and cherry fruit. The oak influence is well-balanced throughout, and the wine has the sort of fresh appeal that suggests enjoying it during the next couple of years while the winery’s vineyard selects grab a bit more bottle age
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.