Luxurious, Sensual New Release Pinot Noirs

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Luxurious, Sensual New Release Pinot Noirs

OREGON

Elk Cove 2017 Pinot Noir "La Boheme", Willamette Valley, Oregon

The La Bohéme vineyard was planted in 1985 by taking from the estates best original Pommard plantings. All of Elk Coves wines go through the same gravity flow system and after they ferment in stainless steel it is aged for 10 months in 29% new French oak. The winemaking team picks the best barrels from what was barreled and creates the La Bohéme bottling. Elegant and pure it opens with candied black cherry and cedar that lead into dusty wafts of briar patch. Warm cinnamon, clove and violets on the finish combined with a lush tannic structure that doesn’t quit.

$46.99 per bottle

 

Failla 2017 Pinot Noir Seven Springs Vineyard, Eola-Amity Hills, Oregon

Failla is one of our favorite Pinot producers here at the store and is a very popular among our customers as well. This producer stays very true to the region the wine is grown in a tends to have minimal intervention on the wine. This is a great example; they used 50% whole cluster and use no fining or filtration. Complexity on the nose and palate take you on a wild ride. I suggest opening this wine and spending a night with it; let it change throughout the evening and enjoy the ride. Bramble berries, tart raspberry, light hints of tobacco and spice and hints of black tea with soft tannins and a balanced acidity to round out the finish.

$59.99 per bottle

 

Ken Wright 2017 Pinot Noir Abbott Claim Vineyard, Yamhill-Carlton, Oregon

Floral and spice focused with a savory complexity, bright red fruits with herbal mushroom savory hints on the finish. Soft velvety tannins that fill the palate and finish the wine with a long round and focused finish.

$58.99 per bottle

 

Patricia Green Cellars 2018 Pinot Noir "Freedom Hill" Vineyard Willamette Valley, Oregon

Aromas from your glass will fill your nose with berry and dusty soils. The palate fills your mouth with wonderfully ripe raspberries and a minerality that structures the wine as it weaves its way down your palate.

$36.99 per bottle

 

Domaine Drouhin 2016 Pinot Noir "Laurene", Dundee Hills, Oregon

Domaine Drouhin is a French family making wine in Willamette Valley for multiple generations. Laurene is named after the Eldest daughter in the Drouhin family. The wine is 100% Estate grown in the Dundee hills. All of the fruit is handpicked, destemmed, and fermented with indigenous yeasts and aged in French Oak (20% new). Aromatics are complex with dried flowers, violets, spices, blueberry, and a hint of orange blossom. The palate follows through with these flavors with great concentration and structured tannins.

$69.99 per bottle

 

00 2017 Pinot Noir "Shea", Yamhill-Carlton, Willamette Valley, Oregon

The Shea vineyard is some of the most sought-after fruit in the Willamette Valley. They are practicing Biodynamic and the Shea family is very particular on who buys their fruit. This wine shows all of the amazing things that can come out of the Shea vineyard and its amazing terroir. This wine is graceful and lifted then rounded out with a soft tannin structure. The complexity on the palate makes you want to take sip after sip to be able to pull every flavor you can from the wine. It spends a surprising 16 months in 20% new French oak. The palate gives deep black cherry notes and dark chocolate with a velvety smooth mouth feel of biting into a fresh Willamette Valley blackberry.  

$94.99 per bottle

 

ANDERSON VALLEY

Twomey 2017 Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley

Twomey is the 2nd label from Silver Oak. This Pinot is Vibrant and bright  with black cherry, wild strawberry, rose petals, brown sugar, forest moss, sorrel and pollen with velvety tannins. 13-14 months in 100% French oak.

$47.99 per bottle

 

CENTRAL COAST

Talley 2016 Estate Pinot Noir, Arroyo Grande Valley

100% Estate Grown grapes that spend 18 months in 30% new French Oak. Bright strawberry, pomegranate seed, and sage on the nose. Flavors of dried cranberry, strawberry cream, black tea, and sandalwood with juicy texture.

$34.99 per bottle

 

2016 Dragonette Fiddlestix Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sta. Rita Hills

100% Estate Grown Pinot Noir that uses 100% French oak with 15% of that oak being new they also have this wine sit on its lees for 20 months which gives the wine a beautiful texture that coats the entire palate. It is full of signature red cherry and raspberry fruits and a hint of spice from the whole cluster used in the winemaking process.

$56.99 per bottle

 

2017 Dragonette Pinot Noir Radian Vineyard, Sta. Rita Hills

The complexity of this wine really comes from how dramatic the Radian Vineyard is in Sta. Rita Hills. It has dramatic climate, soils, as well as hills. All of these factors give way to a wine that is deep and intense with a structured minerality and a focus of depth and flavor. It is aged on its lees for 18 months in French Oak barrels which are 38% new.

$71.99 per bottle

 

SONOMA

2015 Wayfarer Pinot Noir, Fort Ross-Seaview, Sonoma County

Aromas of deep violets and rose petals that evolve into bright red fruit expression into bright red fruit expression of raspberry, strawberry and cherry with hints of vanilla and forest floor. The red fruit intensity carries over onto the juicy palate with balanced acidity and firm tannins with intriguing slate minerality and a lingering finish.

$89.99 per bottle

 

Gary Farrell 2016 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County

I brought this in for the shop after sitting down to a lovely lunch of pan seared wild Alaskan King Salmon with dill at Bouchon with Gary Farrell winemaker, Theresa Heredia. Theresa has restored this estate to its historic glory, in my humble opinion, and I couldn’t be more excited about what she’s doing in the cellar. Theresa explains that her philosophy involves treating each batch of fruit individually, so that her process in the cellar is always uniquely tailored to match what’s going on with the fruit: here, she expertly keeps hands off to let the elegant earthiness and rich dark cherry of the vineyard shine through. Just a bit of new French oak to properly frame the wine. This Pinot is rich, yet perfectly balanced. Classic Russian River!—Randy

$41.99 per bottle

 

Raen 2016 Pinot Noir, Fort Ross-Seaview, Sonoma Coast

This wine comes from the mind of the Mondavi sons and the amazing Fort Ross-Seaview Vineyard. I was actually floored with how much I enjoyed this wine; it has an amazing pureness and elegance. It opens with sweet wild raspberry, orange pith and rose petals combined to fill the glass with sweet resin and costal moss, green tea, wet rock, and candied orange. The finish is persistent and fades to notes of raspberry and dried herbs. 80% whole cluster aged in 10% new but mostly used French oak barrels with no fining or filtration.

$89.99 per bottle

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