The key words for this wine are balance and grace.
There is a sensuality to this wine that really brings unique excitement to one’s highest calling for the grape, Pinot Noir. Rich, long, and enticing this Pinot Noir keeps on giving.
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Lithe and open-textured, with a welcome transparency to the blackberry, currant and plum fruit and the shadings of star anise and black pepper. The finish sails on with minimal impediment from tannins. Drink now through 2014.Rating 92 - Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator(01/OCT/2008)
The medium dark ruby Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Reserve gives aromas of vanilla and candied cherry with earth notes with similar flavours on a soft, silky palate. This is a very easy wine to drink, finishing with sweet red fruit and ripe tannins.www.i-winereview.com(09/APR/2009)
Winery Tasting Notes
Look for rose petal powered red fruit of cherry and raspberry aromas. This is the `feminine` power tha only Pinot Noir can capture in a wine glass.
The mouth-feel is seductive and creamy textured with red fruit, spice, and violet floral perfumed flavours. Rich, long, and enticing this Pinot Noir keeps on giving. The wine begs one to enjoy another glass leaving you feeling light and joyful.
The 2006 vintage was a very comfortable vintage with very little drama. Spring brought plenty of sunshine and heat. This is quite a contrast to 2004 and 2005 poor fruit set vintages. 2006 had the third highest heat units since 1983. Interestingly, 3 of the top 5 highest heat summations of the last 23 growing seasons occurred in this new millennium. Has our transition into the ‘New Millennium’ led to warmer summers?