Franny Beck Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2014

9.27 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

Trent Fletcher

Pure class here; feminine; pale in color and clear; cranberry, light strawberry, roses, minerality; restrained and elegant; no rough edges and nice acidity. Excellent QPR.

Pure class here; feminine; pale in color and clear; cranberry, light strawberry, roses, minerality; restrained and elegant; no rough edges and nice acidity. Excellent QPR.

9.3

Brendan Baker

Cranberry, cherry, marionberry, mineral, sous bois. Med body, med + acid, but ripe fruit and not at all austere. Something for both CA Pinot and Burgundy fans.

Cranberry, cherry, marionberry, mineral, sous bois. Med body, med + acid, but ripe fruit and not at all austere. Something for both CA Pinot and Burgundy fans.

9.1

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