Andrew Rich Cuvee B Pinot Noir 2008
Juicy and expressive, this is a classical Willamette Valley pinot with broad scents of wild strawberries and briar. The wine is high-toned and fine, makred by a sinewy texture, firm tannins and a finish that lasts. Should pair beautifully with a pork chop.
Bright ruby. Pungent aromas of blackberry and cherry pit, with complicating notes of rooty sassafras and licorice. Fleshy and smooth in texture but energetic, offering focused dark berry and bitter cherry flavors lifted by tangy acidity. Finishes with solid grip and spiciness, the cherry note repeating. This deserves some bottle age, or decanting.
Crisp tannins surround a supple core of sassafras-accented black cherry, plum and mineral flavors, which remain deft and agile as the finish persists impressively. Best from 2012 through 2018. 530 cases made.