Vintage: 2015|Varietal: Pinot Noir | Region: Oregon | Price: $25
Baby, it’s cold outside! I can’t believe that it’s snowing in Houston for the second time in literally a month. I’ve lived in Houston for almost six years now and this is pretty exciting for the California girl who has only experienced snow three times now in her lifetime. Nothing says “snow day” like curling up on the couch in front of the fireplace with your favorite glass of wine. Now, I may not have a fireplace anymore, but definitely found this new Pinot Noir to get me through what some are deeming snowpocalypse. I purchased this bottle at 13 Celsius’ end-of-year sale last month. I love Oregon Pinot Noir, so it was only right that I bless this cold, frigid night with the best.
Now this Pinot Noir is from the Dundee Hills of Willamette Valley in Oregon. I wasn’t familiar with the Dundee Hills, but found out that it’s actually located south of Portland and encompasses 6,490 acres. Apparently, the Dundee Hill is where Oregon Pinot Noir won its worldwide reputation for greatness.
With this Pinot, you’ll find ripe, dark red, fruit on the nose with accents of citrus fruit and a subtle smokiness. True to its form, this Pinot is light and silky smooth in structure. On the palate you’ll get dark cherry and plum fruits with very little tannins. That’s why if you’re opposed to reds, I always recommend Pinot Noir as a good transition red. It’s boldness in fruit flavors always outweighs the dryness you get with other reds like Cabernet Sauvignons and Merlots.
Rating: 4 Corks
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I’d definitely sip this Pinot Noir, whether it was a cold or warm day. This Pinot gets my vote all year long! It’s so light and refreshing. Once again, Oregon definitely knows how to make a great Pinot Noir. Thank you for never letting me down!