San Valencia 2014 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, Oregon
The aromatics are lush and expressive. The nose is layered with ripe red and black cherries, raspberries and fresh blueberries. Notes of freshly cut roses, cola nut, and sage add depth. Although the wine is fruit-forward, the turned earth minerality makes it balanced and complex. A great example of a full-bodied Pinot, the palate is round yet refreshing.
The grapes were hand harvested and the wine aged for 15 months in French oak barrels.