A number of 2021 Platinum winners were crafted by the triumvirate of Brian Gruber, Herb Quady and Nichole Schulte at Barrel 42 in Medford, Ore., on behalf of their clients, and this bottling for Christine Amen’s Coventina project is from her third commercial vintage. This Pinot Noir is a drink of gorgeous red fruit akin to a walk past raspberry canes and a strawberry patch. Those are joined by hints of crushed rose petals, delicately spiced cherry and orange zest, with just a pinch of moist earth on the back. Awards: 2021 East Meets West International (gold).
Rating: Platinum, 93 points
Production: 599 cases