Plaisance Ranch 2014 Papa Joe’s Private Stash Pinot Noir, Applegate Valley, $25

By on September 3, 2017

Third-generation rancher Joe Ginet began providing vine material for the Oregon wine industry under his Plaisance Viticulture business before he fully transitioned his dairy into a winery in the Applegate Valley. He grows with a handful of Pinot Noir clones across his estate near Jacksonville. Traditionally, he’s focused on Pommard, 115 and 777 for this full-bodied drink that entices with aromas of Marionberry milkshake, blueberry, cherry pie and cola. Its easy-to-love presentation of fruit flavors includes cranberry-rhubarb jam, blueberry juice and a nibble of the seed.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 150 cases

Alcohol: 13.8%

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