The O’Brien Pinot Noir is made in extremely limited vintages when quality warrants. It has been produced just three previous times before in our history, in 2008, 2012 and 2016 vintages. All vintages of this exquisite Pinot Noir have received many awards, including 94 points for the 2008 vintage from Wine Advocate, 92+ points for the 2012 vintage from Wine Advocate and 93 points from James Suckling for the 2016 vintage.
This bottling is sourced exclusively from our Elton Vineyard, located in the Eola-Amity Hills, from old vines planted in 1983 by Dick and Betty O'Brien. Our winemaking team masterfully blended by hand-selecting the most compelling barrels, resulting in this limited 159-case lot.
Ruby in color, the O’Brien opens with a complex bouquet of ripe red cherries, violets, savory herbs, enticing baking spices and red earth notes. Elegant and silky on the palate, flavors of raspberry, currant, cassis and minerality are gracefully framed by fine-grained tannins, balancing acidity and exceptional length with a lingering note of cranberry. Everything is elevated in this wine experience.
Enjoy with Oregon rack of lamb, Peking duck, sausage and herb stuffed acorn squash, truffle risotto, wild mushroom soup, brie and gruyere cheeses.
Limit 6 bottles per customer.
91 points - James Suckling