2014 Salem Wine Co. Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon.
A beautiful medium weight Pinot Noir with a bright spicy character and lush texture from Evening Land’s Sashi Moorman & Raj Parr, the 2014 Salem Wine Co. Pinot is a total winner, especially for the price! Focused and vibrant showing black berry, bramble spice, iron/mineral and a core of cherry fruit burst from the glass with subtle floral and sweet herb notes adding a light tangy perfume to this well made Oregon wine. The body and mouth feel are excellent and highlight the nature of the vintage and substance of place, while the wine does have Sashi’s signature flair, it shows a sense of terroir and delivers everything with intense verve, but finishes with length and grace. Layers of black and red fruit, earth and satiny tannins keep you entertained and the lift of juicy acidity and peppery snap of spiciness keeps the experience dynamic and fresh. This ruby/garnet hued Pinot Noir should prove a fine companion to a wide range of food choices and should drink well for 5 to 7 years, it’s quite impressive and offers a great value for the money, I loved the Gamay Noir and Rose too, this is definitely a label to follow!
($30 Est.) 92 Points, grapelive

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