Wine of the Day April 22, 2014

2012GrochauPN2012 Grochau Cellars, Pinot Noir, Cuvee Commuter, Willamette Valley, Oregon.
A brand new label for me, the Grochau Cellars is a fine and very worthy discovery and the Cuvee Commuter 2012 Pinot a fun and delicious wine. As I’ve mentioned, the vintage 2012 is going to be a huge deal in Oregon, it is looking to be one of the best ever and these are some super wines. Grochau’s talents and gifted touch are on display in this ready to quaff Pinot, and while this is not his most serious offering it certainly makes a great impression and has a lovely impact on the palate with rich and fresh flavors, bright acidity and silky tannins. Layers of juicy black cherry, plum, raspberry, cranberry, blueberry and strawberry fruits, hints of herbs, tea, mineral and warm earth all play roles in this easy wine. Look for it to mellow nicely over the next three years, but enjoy it young, I think it is ready to go as we speak. Be sure to look for the Grochau Cellars wines, they are going to be a very savvy and rewarding find, now and in the future.
($20 Est.) 90 Points, grapelive