2012 Evening Land Vineyards Pinot Noir Willamette Valley
Producer: Evening Land Vineyards Style: Red Wine Grape Type:Pinot Noir Origin:Oregon Region: Willamette Valley
89 Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2014
Deep red. Spicy cherry and raspberry aromas are complemented by white pepper and fresh rose notes. Lively and focused on the palate, offering gently sweet red berry flavors and a hint of sassafras. Finishes on a subtly tannic note, with good clarity and a lingering bitter cherry note.
Adored by critics, prized by collectors, Pinot Noir is one of most tantalizing yet temperamental varietals in the world. For many wine enthusiasts, this is part of the appeal of Pinot -- it doesn't reveal its charms easily. Pinot Noir's virtue also stems from the unique characteristics of the grape. The skins are especially delicate, which accounts for the lighter color and body of finished wine. But, despite the delicacy, the best wines have excellent backbone and... Read More »
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