Elegant and seductive, this Pinot Noir is earning Oregon its reputation for great wines. Vibrant lilac and violet aromas lead into cherry, red raspberry and blood orange, dusted with cocoa. Savory notes of rosemary, bramble and licorice round out the persistent, saturating flavors that envelop the palate through to the lingering, refined finish.
This cuvée is the first to be released from each new vintage, and the most widely available. The 2018 marks the debut (from harvest to bottling) of winemaker Ian Burch, and it's a promising one. Full bodied and open, this mixes ripe red and purple fruits, especially plums and cherries, with a touch of lightly minty chocolate. Delicious and ready for near-term enjoyment.