David O’Reilly makes Pinot Noir in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, but he focuses on Washington’s Columbia Valley for his work with Bordeaux and Rhône varieties. This popular tribute to a remarkable family legend is his version of Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines. It’s a blend of Grenache (70), Syrah (16%) and Mourvèdre that opens with aromas of fresh strawberries, raspberry, plum, cherry fruit leather and forest floor. The entry is juicy, plump and approachable featuring flavors of strawberry and dark cherry with pomegranate acidity. It’s backed by chocolate, elegant tannins and fresh mint in the finish.
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