The Pines 1852 2012 Pinot Noir, Oregon $28

By on December 23, 2014

The Pines 1852-Pinot Noir-Columbia Gorge-2012-BottleWhile Indiana native Lonnie Wright owns a historic vineyard in the Columbia Gorge, he also manages a number of the region’s top vineyards. His customers benefit from his work with those Pinot Noir vines as well as Peter Rosback’s winemaking. They collaborated to create a pretty wine that’s filled with aromas of Rainier cherry, dusty rose and black truffle. The drink is smooth and elegant with the focus on fruity flavors of cherry and raspberry. It received a silver medal at the 2014 Columbia Gorge Wine Competition.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 275 cases

Alcohol: 13.4%

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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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