Van Duzer Vineyards 2013 Saffron Fields Vineyard Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton, $60

by | Apr 7, 2016 | Latest wine reviews, Oregon, Outstanding | 0 comments

van-duzer-saffron-fields-pinot-noirThe Yamhill-Carlton AVA yielded the fruit for Florent-Pierre Merlier’s 2013 Saffron Fields Pinot Noir. And the result from this grass seed farm-turned-vineyad is aromas of violets, sandalwood, cherry, blueberry compote and spice that lead into flavors of sweet cherries, blueberry skin and whispers of chocolate, closing with a touch of acid and graphite-lined tannins. It’s a complex wine worth pondering by itself or with mushroom risotto and rack of lamb. This earned a gold medal at the 2016 Cascadia Wine Competition, and Van Duzer’s 2012 edition from Saffron Fields earned an “Outstanding!” from us last summer.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 229 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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