“Pinot Noir Candy” for these incredible September evenings… 90 PT rated “Best Buy” with a special intro deal this week only!
Fresh Picked Pinot: Willamette Valley Vineyards unique Whole Cluster Fermentation captures not only a “pure, fresh-picked Pinot Noir flavor” but also a sense of place, showcasing the Willamette Valley Vineyards’ ancient volcanic, glacial & sedimentary soils as well as the “distinctive elegance and aromatic complexity” they bring to their wines. From one of the longtime pioneers in Oregon’s now deservedly popular wine region, Willamette Valley Vineyards began in 1983 with founder Jim Bernau’s “passion for Pinot Noir and other cool-climate varietals that would be classic, elegant representations of the Willamette Valley growing region.” This is an amazing wine that’s pure drinkability will show you why Jim calls it “Pinot Noir Candy”. I’m looking forward to drinking this all through these Harvest months, and it’ll be incredible with Thanksgiving Dinner, if it lasts ’til then…
“In the September 2012 issue of Wine & Spirits magazine our 2011 Whole Cluster Pinot Noirwas recognized with a 90 point score and a “Best Buy” rating. This is the second vintage in a row of this unique wine to receive this score.” – Willamette Valley Vineyards Blog
“This light, silky Pinot exhibits a candied edge to the raspberry and watermelon flavors, finishing with a touch of nutmeg.” –Wine Spectator
“The effects of the whole cluster ferment is easy to see as the color is light ruby and the expressive nose is distinctly floral and quite spicy. The elegant red berry fruit nose dissolves into clean, pure and beautifully well-detailed flavors that are dusty and dry in the best sense of the term, all wrapped in balanced and lingering finish…I very much like the style as the supporting tannins are well-integrated…” – 89 pts, Burghound