In the glass, a shimmering, translucent ruby red color. Scents of clove spice, roast coffee, and perfumed dark flowers intermingle with fleshy plum, sharp pomegranate, and red berry fruit. It is supple upon first sip, showing youthful, earthy tannins at mid-palate. A natural juicy acidity stimulates the mouth and begs for the next sip.
A warm growing season in 2014 produced grapes fully sweet and ripe. This bottling was sourced from eight separate renowned vineyards in the Willamette Valley, leading to a fruit-laden yet complex palate presence that typifies Oregon Pinot Noir.
MSRP: $30 (September 2016)
Wine Lines rating: 90