Franny Beck Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2014

9.34 ratings on Delectable

Ratings on Delectable

Greg Ballington Delectable Pro

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

Pale to medium garnet red. Love the complexity on the nose, loaded with cranberries and layered with slightly tart cherries, wet rose petals, rhubarb, tobacco and a little earthy. Moderate plus acidity (7.5/10) with a light to medium body. Quite a bit of minerality and lots of bright red berries (cherries, cranberries). Excellent structure and balance throughout. Some slight earthiness in the long finish, it feels like it never needs. Definitely a brighter, and lighter Pinot Noir with quite a bit of acidity and complexity throughout. Does well with a nice decant and no rush on opening now. Drink till 2024.

Pale to medium garnet red. Love the complexity on the nose, loaded with cranberries and layered with slightly tart cherries, wet rose petals, rhubarb, tobacco and a little earthy. Moderate plus acidity (7.5/10) with a light to medium body. Quite a bit of minerality and lots of bright red berries (cherries, cranberries). Excellent structure and balance throughout. Some slight earthiness in the long finish, it feels like it never needs. Definitely a brighter, and lighter Pinot Noir with quite a bit of acidity and complexity throughout. Does well with a nice decant and no rush on opening now. Drink till 2024.

9.3

Mark Seeber

Balance. Cranberry, tart cherry, herbs, absolutely wonderful Pinot Noir! I'm so happy I took a chance on Michael Sterling's inaugural offering. I'll be back for more.

Balance. Cranberry, tart cherry, herbs, absolutely wonderful Pinot Noir! I'm so happy I took a chance on Michael Sterling's inaugural offering. I'll be back for more.

9.4

Tim

Appearance is very pale dark blush - serious earthiness on the nose along with a perfumed cranberry note - balanced structure and acidity that calms a bit over 30-45 minutes in the glass or decanter - very much a Willamette essence of fragrant bright red fruit and mushroom or dried herbs, but feels like it is slightly pulled in the direction of a warm climate Pinot (not quite Cali); makes me wonder where the grapes are sourced, but would guess near or south of Eola-Amity region. Loved it and thoroughly enjoyed interactions with the winemaker through ordering.

Appearance is very pale dark blush - serious earthiness on the nose along with a perfumed cranberry note - balanced structure and acidity that calms a bit over 30-45 minutes in the glass or decanter - very much a Willamette essence of fragrant bright red fruit and mushroom or dried herbs, but feels like it is slightly pulled in the direction of a warm climate Pinot (not quite Cali); makes me wonder where the grapes are sourced, but would guess near or south of Eola-Amity region. Loved it and thoroughly enjoyed interactions with the winemaker through ordering.

9.0