Zena Crown Vineyard 2013 Conifer Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills, $75

By on January 4, 2017

A trio of blocks harvested across Zena East and Zena West between Sept. 28 and Oct. 4 gave Idaho native Shane Moore the components for an earthy and yet fruity expression for Jackson Family Wines’ 7-year-old plantings west of Oregon’s capital city. A barrel program that’s a bit lighter than either of his 2013 Slope or 2013 Sum bottlings gives this a profile of strawberry syrup and cherry jam with forest floor and saddle leather notes, backed by lightly toasted marshmallow, orange zest, suave tannins and pink raspberry acidity. Enjoy with grilled lamb chops.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 240 cases

Alcohol: 13%

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