Spoiled Dog Winery 2018 Estate Reserve Selection Pinot Noir, Puget Sound $38

By on February 3, 2022

Chemist/attorney/winemaker Karen Krug’s passion project on Whidbey Island continues to prove itself. This fall, Spoiled Dog chased down four Platinums, allowing the Krug family to crack the all-time leaderboard with 12 in their career. This year, two of those came courtesy of their Pinot Noir program. For this reserve, five clones came into play — four Dijon and the sexy Pommard — and this is a full, dark and decadent example featuring candied cherry, baking spice and pipe tobacco. A wealth of mulberry acidity makes for a robust finish. Award: Savor NW (gold).

Rating: Platinum, 93 points

Production: 94 cases

Alcohol: 13.4%

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