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Professional Ratings: 92 International Wine Cellar, 91 The Wine Advocate
Region: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Style: Smooth & Supple
Alcohol By Volume: 13.9%
Item no. 109136
Our 26-acre Red Hills Estate vineyard is a gentle south-facing slope ranging in elevation between 400 and 600 feet in the heart of the Dundee Hills AVA. On basaltic, Jory soils, it produces one of our finest vineyard designated wines. The vineyard contains 18-year old plantings of self-rooted Pommard clones as well as Dijon clones planted up to 4,800 vines per acre and is meticulously farmed utilizing sustainable practices, ensuring the highest possible fruit quality.
This wine lures with an inviting perfume of bluefruits and floral notes, manuka honey, clove and allspice. The palate is a mouthwatering amalgam of black cherry and blackberry with hints of exotic sandalwood, star anise and fresh korinjte cinnamon. This is a wine of integrity; alluring in its vibrancy, purity and focus, balanced in flavor and texture. From the attack, which is smooth and compelling, to the succulent midpalate and crescendo of a finish, this wine is a harmonious whole that keeps on giving.
Vivid red. Spicy, vaguely medicinal aromas of black currant, cherry and flowers, with a touch of musky underbrush. Then sappy, sweet and youthfully structured, with excellent verve to the bitter cherry, menthol and anise flavors. This youthfully taut wine really stains the palate, finishing vibrant and long, with strong mineral snap and a late note of vanilla.
The 07 Pinot Noir is a smooth-textured wine with plenty of sweet cherry and raspberry fruit, a touch of tannin, and a lengthy, flavorful finish.