Expressing the terroir of our three estate vineyards — the original planting by Founder Jim Bernau in the Salem Hills, Tualatin Estate planted by Oregon wine pioneer Bill Fuller in the foothills of the Coastal Range and Elton Vineyard planted by Dick and Betty O'Brien in the Eola-Amity Hills.
On the Nose: This wine exemplifies the "Oregon style" opening with aromas of raspberry, blackberry, currant, earth and dried herbs to create an elegant bouquet.
On the Palate: The wine is full-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and flavors of cherry, bramble fruit, cedar, anise and minerality. Exceptionally balanced with velvety tannins, lifting acidity and a lingering finish.
Food Pairings: This wine will pair beautifully with classic Pinot Noir dishes including Oregon lamb, duck, pork, grilled salmon and aged cheeses. It is also an excellent choice for recipes with mushrooms and truffles.
Peak Drinkability: 2021 - 2028.
91 points - Wilfred Wong, wine.com
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