93pts Wine Enthusiast
You’ll have to search far and wide to find a Willamette Valley Pinot this good at this price. Winemaker Ehren Jordan is a proven Pinot master, and works his magic here, using fruit from top Chehalem Mountain and Eola-Amity sites. This offers a well-integrated mix of fruit and barrel fla- vors, blackberries, black cherry, mocha and coffee. The ripe and focused tannins add notes of espresso and toasted hazelnuts; the wine is a sheer joy to drink. Editors’ Choice.
The Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is lean, elegant, aromatic, and filled with mouthwatering natural acidity and taut tannins bound together with fresh herb aromas and brambly fruit on the palate. Rosehips, pomegranates, orange zest, bright cherries all come to mind on the first smell, setting you up for a bounty of beautifully perfumed aromatics and an iron-rich and rocky mineral backbone.