Illahe Vineyards

Pinot Noir, 2016
Willamette Valley, Oregon, $19.99

The aromas of the 2016 Illahe Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir begin with strawberry, tamarind, and blackberry then broaden along the palate to include chalk, tobacco leaf, chocolate, and earth. The acid supports a complete yet not overwhelming tannin balanced between skin and oak. The wine retains its velvet mouthfeel through a process of clarification by racking. For an entry-level Pinot, this wine is a great value and will last 6 to 12 years under the best conditions. Winery Notes.