When one thinks of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir words that first come to mind might be ethereal and delicate, well this is not one of those versions. Fruit-forward and ripe, this version is more stylistically similar to Oregon's southern neighbor, California. While decidedly a crowd pleasing style, this example still has plenty of classic Pinot Noir character to win fans on both sides of the fence.
Recipe PairingsGrilled Quail Tuscan-Style
Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States
More than a dozen red grape varieties may be used to make a Côtes du Rhône red, but the most common are Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre.