Abiqua Wind Vineyard 2013 Isaac’s Reserve Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $25

By on June 6, 2016

abiqua-wind-vineyard-isaacs-reserve-pinot-noir-2013-labelThis grower/winemaker in Oregon’s emerging wine region referred to as the Cascade Foothills grows a small amount of Pinot Noir on the 11 acres of vineyard, and Pete Buffington shows remarkable consistency. Named after his first-born grandson, enticing aromas of strawberry candy and black cherry pick up elegant tones of new leather, moist earth and violets. The drink is ripe, round and fruit-forward with Bing cherry, raspberry and strawberry-rhubarb compote with a touch of celery leaf, all backed by juicy acidity and moderate tannins.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 105 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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