Abiqua Wind Vineyard 2016 Estate Isaac’s Reserve Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $25

By on May 6, 2020
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Back in 1978, commercial fisherman Pete Buffington began to transform a strawberry field and timberland in Oregon’s Cascade Foothills into a vineyard where cool-climate varieties thrive. He devotes his top six barrels of Pinot Noir for this wine named for his first-born grandson. Engaging aromas of dusty black cherry, toffee and milk chocolate lead to a lighter style of Pinot Noir featuring red fruit as Montmorency cherry, dried currant and strawberry juice make for a pleasing example that presents acidity rather than tannin.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 217 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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