Willamette Valley Vineyards 2016 Estate Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $32

By on May 27, 2019

Three sites – including Tualatin Estate Vineyard, Elton Vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills and the 1983 planting by founder Jim Bernau – come together for this gorgeous 2016 Pinot Noir. It launches with cherry, spice, and forest floor aromas. A sip yields sweet flavors of cherry, pomegranate, raspberry and red currant, smooth tannins and a nip of Craisin at the end. It calls for venison tenderloin or rack of lamb, and it received a gold medal at the 2019 Cascadia International Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 14,156 cases

Alcohol: 13.9%

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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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