Citation 2003 Pinot Noir, Oregon, $64

By on March 20, 2014

citation-pinot-noir-oregon-2003-labelA true reserve program, winery owner Howard Rossback oversees this project that calls upon his top French oak barrels for 16 months, and he then bottle-aged the wine for seven years prior to release. Those barrels create a mood with chocolate-covered cherries, strawberry and pomegranate, as well as aromas of brown sugar, clove, cinnamon bark, shaved coconut and violets. It’s still a rather muscular Pinot Noir with dark cherries, strawberry and espresso, backed by sturdy acidity, mellow tannins and mocha. This wine received a silver medal at the 2014 Seattle Wine and Food Experience Wine Competition.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 500 cases

Alcohol: 13.9%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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