Joe Wagner began with Belle Glos, building a name for himself with his exploration of California’s premier Pinot Noir sites. Eventually, the call of the north pulled him up to Oregon and a region with its own unique character and world-class Pinot Noir reputation. The 2018 opens up with aromas of dark cherry, persimmon and sweet pipe tobacco. The palate is rich, robust and well-balanced with intense flavors of Bing cherry, cocoa and dried cranberries. Wagner is all about embracing the quintessential, earthy Oregon subtleties and bright acidity while letting all that ripe fruit shine through.