This dark crimson hued wine has aromas of black cherry, cassis and red licorice. The texture is quite plush and velvety with integrated tannin, so it will pair with a variety of cuisines. The flavors are classic Oregon pinot noir cherry and berry nuances, with notes of cured meats and baking spices layered in.
Wine & Spirits Magazine gave this wine 90 points and named it a Best Buy in their June 2014 issue. “Scents of dark plum gain contour from spice notes of clove and forest floor. The flavors are plush and exuberantly round, creamy in the middle, the finish hinting back at soil. This still needs time to integrate, but everything's in place.” 2012 is considered the very best wine vintage in Oregon and Benton Lane has excelled with this wine. The texture is quite plush and velvety with integrated tannin, so it will pair with a variety of foods. The flavors are classic Oregon Pinot Noir with cherry and spices." Victor Doyle, General Manager, Pop's Wines & Spirits, April, 2015
Wine SpectatorRating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/28/2015