Lavinea Elton Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016
|Region||United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley|
Shimmering ruby-red. Explosive, mineral- and spice-accented aromas of fresh red berries and flowers, cherry pit, along with hints of blood orange and incense building in the glass. Shows excellent delineation and energetic lift in the mouth, offering powerful raspberry preserve, bitter cherry flavors and a suggestion of spicecake. Finishes with a jolt of juicy acidity, building sweetness and silky tannins, leaving succulent red berry and floral notes behind, eventually. (27% new French oak)
Dynamic, with a stately elegance, offering refined dark cherry, savory black tea and clove flavors that take on dimension and tension toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2025. 263 cases made.
A smooth, supple, yet muscular wine, this brings blackberry and black-cherry fruit, a vein of cola and a dusting of chocolate powder. It's already drinking quite nicely, with well-integrated fruit and barrel flavors, while a nice lemony acidity underscores the finish.