Alloro Vineyard 2015 Estate Riservata Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains, $50

By on December 9, 2019

The work and the setting created by owner/grower David Nemarnik and winemaker Tom Fitzpatrick provides an Old World feel for visitors to this Chehalem Mountains property along Lebeau Road between Newberg and Sherwood. It’s Fitzpatrick’s 12-barrel blend of Nemarnik’s estate from Dijon clone 114 and 777 with Pommard. Fruit-forward aromas of cherry, blueberry and cola leads to a silky structure of similar blue fruit. There’s pleasing depth as vanilla, toast and blackberry lead to a lively finish of pomegranate, making for an well-crafted and enjoyable drink.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 300 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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