Willamette Valley Vineyards Whole Cluster Fermented Pinot Noir
74 Ratings
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74 Ratings
Willamette Valley Vineyards Whole Cluster Fermented Pinot Noir

Wine Details

Winemaker's Notes

(From «nv» Vintage) This wine opens with lively red fruit aromas complimented by hints of anise, violets and a slight earthiness. Flavors mirror aromas, leading with a backbone of cherry, followed by sweet-tart strawberry and cranberry flavors with notes of vanilla and spice. Plush, fruity tannins and lively, balanced acidity lead to a crisp, lip-smacking finish. Meant to drink young.

Expert Reviews
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2010 Vintage) The 2006 Pinot Noir "Whole Cluster Fermented" is always a crowd-pleaser, particularly in what looks to be a terrific vintage. The wine underwent carbonic maceration and was raised in stainless steel. It has a fragrant strawberry and raspberry perfume followed by a big mouthful of sweet, ripe fruit. Nicely balanced, this is truly a wine of pleasure at a great price. Drink it over the next 2-3 years.