Serra Vineyards 2011 Pinot Noir, Rogue Valley, $55

By on March 18, 2015

Serra Vineyard-Pinot Noir-2011-LabelSouthern Oregon winemaker Scott Fernandes paid homage to his heritage by naming his young winery for a Portuguese reference to a view, which in this case comes from their deck overlooking their 20-year-old vines in the Applegate Valley. Fragrant oak makes for aromas of Bing cherry, red currant, white pepper and baking spices. Its alluring entry carries flavors of plum juice, Rainier cherry and cranberry, framed by blood orange acidity and a virtual absence of tannin. That smoothness from start to finish elevated it to best of class at the 2015 Seattle Wine and Food Experience Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Alcohol: 13.5%

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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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