Tendril Wine Cellars 2014 Mount Richmond Vineyard Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley $60

By on December 19, 2018

One of the Northwest’s most respected winemakers is Tony Rynders, who prides himself on a “low and slow” approach, particularly with these four barrels of Pinot Noir from a vineyard prized by Campbell family at Elk Cove. H devoted 17 months to French oak, with two of those barrels being new before more than a year of bottling aging. Its dark blue fruit profile of blackcurrant, elderberry and Bing cherry includes a dusting of cocoa powder and scrape of vanilla. Juicy acidity overrides the late-arriving tannins for a beautiful balance as hints of forest floor and horehound add great layers for complexity. Suggested pairings include dishes such as Beef Stroganoff, Veal Cordon Blue and Eggplant Parmesan.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 101 cases

Alcohol: 14.1%

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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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