Great Oregon Wine Co. Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2014
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The winery’s commitment to integrity shows in every bottle, handmade in small, 1.5-ton batches. Compared to the massive production that characterizes many of their competitors, the winery makes less wine every year than some of them spill in a day. Keeping things small allows them to put more care and attention into each batch, so even though their wines are reasonably priced, their quality allows them to hold their own among much more expensive wines.
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.