Mt. Hood Winery 2018 Estate Pinot Noir, Columbia Gorge, $34

By on November 19, 2019

Rich Cushman grew up in Hood River, Ore., on his way to becoming one of the most skilled winemakers in the Willamette Valley. More than a decade ago, he returned home and the Columbia Gorge wine industry has benefited. For the Bickford family, he’s produced a Pinot Noir with aromas of coffee, toasted oak and cherry, followed by flavors of bright cherry and coffee, then finishing with cranberry-like tannins. Suggested pairings include grilled salmon and mushroom risotto. It was awarded a double gold medal at the 2019 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition in October.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 468 cases

Alcohol: 13.4%

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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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