(From 2013 Vintage) The 2013 A to Z Pinot Noir leads with aromas of cherries, raspberries, and blackberries, developing to iris, blueberries, strawberries and minerals. A beautiful attack has vibrant red fruit flavors and floral notes, then deepens with hints of blood orange and blueberry jam. Ripe tannins are balanced by perfect acidity and the mid-palate reveals spice, tobacco and earth notes adding richness and complexity. The finish is quite long which allows all the elements of the wine to come together and show the intrinsic balance and complexity of the 2013 Oregon vintage.
"Best Pinot Noir Under $20" - Food & Wine Great clear ruby Pinot Noir color. A beautiful cornucopia of fresh ripe red fruits immediately jumps out from the nose. Sweet dark ripe raspberries, violets, fresh spices, lavender, hints of oak and cassis emerge after the initial blast of fruit. The wine is most obviously very ripe, perfumed, heady and redolent of high-toned notes of bright red fruits. The aromatics herald the wine as an archetypical ripe Oregon Pinot Noir. As the wine enters the mouth ...
Wine Advocate"Setting a standard for excellent Pinot at a price everyone can afford, the red cherry-scented 2004 Pinot Noir is a terrific value. This medium-bodied wine is juicy, seamless, and packed with red as well as black cherries. It is suave, silky-textured, and delivers loads of pure fruit in an angle-free, deliciously fruit-forward style. Shockingly, there are a whopping 17,941 cases of this wine on the market! Drink it over the next 2 years."
Wine SpectatorRating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator