This is the entry level pinot noir from the Evening Landandnbsp;project in the Willamette Valley in Oregon lead by the winemaking team of Rajat Parr and Sashi Moorman.andnbsp;The fruit for this is sourced from three different vineyards: young vines from their home vineyard at the Seven Springs estate (biodynamically farmed), Eola Springs vineyard and Rocky Hill vineyard (both sustainably farmed).andnbsp;All three sites are dry-farmed and planted on volcanic soils. Grapes are fully destemmed and fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks and is then aged in neutral oak for 15 months.andnbsp;This is an approachable style of Pinot and is as easy to enjoy as a cocktail as it is substantial enough to enjoy with a meal.andnbsp;The wine features ripe, brightandnbsp;red Pinot fruit that smells and tastes like textbook Pinot Noir, which is a good sign as much of what we taste at these entry level prices does not.andnbsp;This drinks well now and will do so for the next 6 or so years as there is adequate structure to enable the wine to age gracefully.
Beautifully balanced fruit and acid
Beautifully balanced fruit and acid9.1
Pretty one dimensional.
Pretty one dimensional.7.8
Lush, soft stewed tomatoes, tart cherries. Perfect with brown sugar mustard glazed salmon and some braised chard. Like, whoa.
Lush, soft stewed tomatoes, tart cherries. Perfect with brown sugar mustard glazed salmon and some braised chard. Like, whoa.9.1
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