2013 Union Wine Company, Underwood, Pinot Noir, Oregon.
The Underwood Pinot is from grapes from many different locations across Oregon, this is fresh and deliciously juicy with pleasingly simple layers of bright fruit, making for an easy going honest wine. The Union Wine Company made in Oregon label has been making waves offering exceptional values in many different wines, with most coming from Willamette Valley sites. The basic Underwood is also available in cans! And it is delightful and very joyous in both vessels, though I do prefer the regular 750ml bottle, but it is very Oregon to offer this no pretense option. The 2013 shows light floral and spice notes with tangy raspberry, cherry, plum and cola bean with no oak enhancement, hard to beat this wine at the price, drink over the next year or so. Be sure to check this wine out, and also look for there other offerings of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Gris under Alchemist and Kings Ridge. While the cans might be too hipster for me, I’ll certainly enjoy a few bottles of this straight forward Pinot Noir, hard to pass up a sweet deal deal like this!
($12 Est, 750ml bottle-Also Avail in 4pk 375ml Cans) 87-90 Points, grapelive
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