92pts James Suckling
This has a very rich array of deeply toasty spices and reductive, meaty nuances, as well as ripe, rich dark plums and cherries. The palate has a plush, smooth and sleek array of vibrant red fruit, velvety tannins and drink-now appeal.
92pts Wilfred Wong
Rex Hill has a long history of producing top-flight Pinot Noirs. The 2017 Willamette Valley exhibits persistent power and depth. Enjoy its generous aromas and flavors of black fruit and oak accents with a robustly-seasoned roast leg of lamb. (Tasted: March 4, 2020, San Francisco, CA)
91pts Wine Spectator
Sharply focused and refined, with expressive black cherry, smoky sandalwood and orange peel notes that pick up tension and complexity toward medium-grained tannins. Drink now through 2028.
The 2017 REX HILL Willamette Valley Pinot Noir greets with scents of rich, dark berries, pomegranate, rhubarb, caramel, mulling spices, and tobacco with secondary hints of balsa wood, flint, slate and graphite. The palate is expansive and energetic with moderate tannins, balanced acidity and integrated, approachable oak. The wine is true to the Willamette Valley's cooler climate fruit and promises age worthiness.