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Professional Ratings: 95 Wine Spectator, 93 The Wine Advocate, 91 Wine Enthusiast
Region: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Style: Smooth & Supple
Alcohol By Volume: 14.1%
Item no. 113621
The 2008 Winery Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir has great purity of fruit and structure. 2008 delivered ideal conditions for making complex and full-bodied, complex Pinot Noir. So much so, that critics and fans alike agree that the 2008 wines may someday be counted as some of the best made in Oregon.
Lithe and satiny, this glows with rich plum, blueberry, clove and crême caramel flavors, melding smoothly and lingering on the refined, evocative finish. Shows density and elegance. Best from 2013 through 2020. 350 cases made.
The 2008 Pinot Noir Winery Hill Vineyard is also made from Dijon clones. Not quite as expressive as the other single vineyard bottlings, it nevertheless delivers a lovely nose of spicy red fruits, incense, cinnamon, and cherry blossom. Savory, ripe, and smooth textured, it has the balance and structure to evolve for another 2-3 years. Drink it from 2012 to 2020.
A tight, spicy Pinot with a chocolate heart, this has a lot of aging potential. The fruit and tannins are tightly wound at the moment, with a lavish coating of milk chocolate from the barrel aging. Cellar it another 5–6 years and let it knit together.