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St. Innocent Temperance Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

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Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

Tasting Notes

Dark cherry and blackberry aromas with black pepper, cinnamon/clove spices and cedar smoke. The mouth begins with a big hit of smoky spice and black raspberry with notes of roasted chilies and dried plums. The finish has loads of substantial skin tannins with plenty of juicy acidity that elevates the pallet, maintaining ample ripe flavors long into the finish. This is an especially intense Temperance Hill, reflecting the small berries and full ripeness achieved in 2018. This wine will stand up to blackened fish and grilled ribs with a smoky barbeque sauce without a problem. Its remarkably concentrated and will drink beautifully well past a dozen years.

James Suckling – 93 Points

Bright and vivid aromas of pure strawberries and cherries with hints of fresh flowers. Medium to full body with firm, chewy tannins and a solid finish. Smoky undertone. Drink after 2023.

Food Pairing 

Pairs well with salmon, lamb chops, pork tenderloin and simply prepared grilled foods.

Product Details

Type

Red

Grape

Pinot Noir

Year

2018

Country

United States

State

Oregon

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