We have not seen an Oregon Pinot Noir with a score-to-price ratio like this in years! In fact, our buyer had to double check his numbers to be sure he wasn't selling this wine below cost...and he isn't. Seriously...an Oregon Pinot Noir, with a 93-point score, from respected wine critic Jeb Dunnuck, and selling under $20? Considering that quality Pinot Noir typically doesn't come cheap, this sounds too good to be true, but this is the real deal!
Siduri is one of our more popular domestic Pinot Noirs in the store, as they show rich, vibrant fruit profiles without going over the top. While winemaker Adam Lee is typically known for his California Pinot Noir offerings, he's been slowly upping his Oregon game, and this Willamette Valley offering shows that Adam has this region figured out!
Coming from some of the more prized vineyards in Oregon's Willamette Valley, such as Gran Moraine, Zena Crown, and Hawk's View, Adam blends from three different regions in the area. Grapes from the cooler Chehalem Mountains and Eola-Amity Hills lend fresh acidity and bright aromatics, and combined with the richer and rounder wines from the Yamhill-Carlton AVA gives a broad range of flavors that are blended together to create a wine that is simultaneously rich and zippy-the best of all possible worlds!
JEB DUNNUCK 93 POINTS - "I love the appellation series from this estate and tasting through them is a great way to learn about the difference in regions on the West Coast. Starting with the 2018 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley, it comes from multiple sites and saw 15% stems and 20% new French oak. Its deeper ruby/plum hue gives way to a medium-bodied Pinot Noir with a fresh, nicely structured style as well as terrific notes of black raspberries, strawberries, dried herbs, wood smoke, and earth. It's balanced, has nicely integrated acidity, and is just a smoking good Pinot Noir."