St Innocent Winery Villages Cuvée Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2014

9.033 ratings on Delectable
$27

The 2014 Villages Cuvee is a stellar wine for the money. Made by one of our most experienced winemakers, from a terrifically tasty vintage, and still only $21 per bottle - that's a deal. For your money you'll get cascading layers of dark, juicy fruit balanced with super fine tannins and nice acidity. And, you'll get a preview of the fruit volume, fine structure and restrained power of the 2014 vintage overall.

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Ratings on Delectable

George Chen Delectable Pro

Innocent enough...drank at Waxman's SF.

Innocent enough...drank at Waxman's SF.

8.5

Mike W

Tasty blended pinot with a fruity bite

Tasty blended pinot with a fruity bite

9.0

Sipping Fine Wine

St. Innocent Winery was founded in May 1988 by Mark Vlossak, with eight investors. Ten tons of grapes were crushed the first fall, producing about 575 cases of wine. Deep red with berry fruit aromas, spice and floral notes. On the palate cherry and raspberry flavors, juicy with herb pepper notes. Fine tannins, nicely balanced with acidity on a lingering finish ending with fruit and earthy mineral. Nice value.

St. Innocent Winery was founded in May 1988 by Mark Vlossak, with eight investors. Ten tons of grapes were crushed the first fall, producing about 575 cases of wine. Deep red with berry fruit aromas, spice and floral notes. On the palate cherry and raspberry flavors, juicy with herb pepper notes. Fine tannins, nicely balanced with acidity on a lingering finish ending with fruit and earthy mineral. Nice value.

9.0

Scott Vignos

Some of these entry/village WV Pinots skew towards restraint, or full austerity. This is not one of them. Full bodied, stewed dark cherries, heady aromas of cedar and spice box, the works. It's a well-built wine, but if I'm honest, I prefer the restrained style. It allows the edges of the very good but not perfect fruit to show through where this feels like the edges were sanded down. I'm a generally huge St. Innocent fan, but this isn't my favorite offering.

Some of these entry/village WV Pinots skew towards restraint, or full austerity. This is not one of them. Full bodied, stewed dark cherries, heady aromas of cedar and spice box, the works. It's a well-built wine, but if I'm honest, I prefer the restrained style. It allows the edges of the very good but not perfect fruit to show through where this feels like the edges were sanded down. I'm a generally huge St. Innocent fan, but this isn't my favorite offering.

8.8

Andreas Termin, Ph. D.

Another real winner from this winery. Smokey then forest berries. Amazing for the money!

Another real winner from this winery. Smokey then forest berries. Amazing for the money!

9.2

Sean Wallner

Incredibly beautiful and elegant aroma. Very smooth on the palate with bursting red fruit such as red cherries, ripe strawberries and subtle spices. Just amazing!

Incredibly beautiful and elegant aroma. Very smooth on the palate with bursting red fruit such as red cherries, ripe strawberries and subtle spices. Just amazing!

9.7

Jenks

Cherry everything. Juicy wine. Gave it about an hour of air. I dig it. If it's missing anything I'd say complexity but totally enjoyable and crushable right now for $22.

Cherry everything. Juicy wine. Gave it about an hour of air. I dig it. If it's missing anything I'd say complexity but totally enjoyable and crushable right now for $22.

8.9

Phil Castellano

A shiny star for the 2014 Oregon Pinot season.

A shiny star for the 2014 Oregon Pinot season.

9.0

Al Sears

Great flavor. Fresh and light jammy fruit flavor all the way through

Great flavor. Fresh and light jammy fruit flavor all the way through

9.0

Peter Wassam

Vibrant intensity of cherry and plum. The warm vintage is apparent. A sandy dash of tannin and some firm structure. Earthy, mushroomy flavors come through the finish.

Vibrant intensity of cherry and plum. The warm vintage is apparent. A sandy dash of tannin and some firm structure. Earthy, mushroomy flavors come through the finish.

9.1