Nicolas Quille, a Portland-based vintner and disciple of iconic Randall Grahm, spearheads the Rainstorm brand for the Banfi group and sources from the Willamette and Umpqua valleys for this rather tasty — and affordable — expression of Pinot Noir. It’s fruit-forward throughout, starting with aromas of boysenberry, Bing cherry and black currant that pick up a whiff of saddle leather. Inside, it’s a pleasant and approachable drink with reddish tones as boysenberry, red currant and pie cherry make for a juicy finish.
Production: 14,000 cases
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