A gorgeous fluorescent ruby in the glass with a pinkish rim, this Willamette Valley Pinot Noir from Divio deserves some attention. I’m incredibly susceptible to any type of smoke taint and I can’t detect it in this wine on the nose or on the palate. Bruno Corneaux must be a wizard in the winery to pull that off in an incredibly difficult vintage. Cranberry, red raspberry jam, watermelon rind, sweet baking spices, and some toasted anise seed are all present and wonderfully integrated. Acidity is elevated, tannins are round and lush, and the medium body all produces a lovely wine. I don’t think this is going to age for a long time, so drink it now or over the next 4 years or so.
|United States||Oregon|| Willamette Valley |
|J. Young||June, 2022|
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