This is stunning Pinot Noir. Elegant, red fruited, violets and ever changing. The palate has a richness of fruit that sits on top of the structured and taut palate. Long finishing and satisfying. It is fun to sit with a glass of this wine and enjoy the evolution while nibbling on charcuterie. Drink this Evesham Wood Willamette Pinot now or until 2028.
An organic producer focused on making single vineyard wines from great sites in the Willamette Valley. The winery was established in 1986. With Le Puits Sec as their home vineyard planted with Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and now Gruner Veltliner. Being fortunate to have tasted their wine over numerous years I’ve always found them to be elegant, perfumed, pretty, complex and ever evolving. Worthy of attention from any lover of Pinot Noir.
The most famous of the Oregon wine country and for good reason: This is possibly the best place in the USA for Pinot Noir. The wines retain an elegance and class due to the cool climate and moist conditions.
This is the most elusive grape. It is relatively early ripening and extremely sensitive to terroir. Its perfect place on earth is the Cote d’Or in Burgundy. So haunting are great red Burgundy’s charms that growers everywhere try to emulate them. Pinot Noir is not just a one trick pony, it can make great reds, rosé, sparkling and even sweet wines, whites on occasion and I’ve tasted a decent fortified Pinot Noir too.