Pinot Noir

Spy Valley, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2011

Delicious. This wine has nutmeg, clove and allspice flavors that perfectly frame the ripe, supple wild black cherry and raspberry notes. Comes together on a supple frame, with plenty of staying power on the finish.  $50

Tohu, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2008

Smooth, exhibiting pretty cherry and strawberry flavors that are shaded with hints of decadent flowers and mocha as the finish lingers softly.  $46

Castle Rock, Sonoma, California, 2010

A light, silky and inviting red, displaying red berry and spice flavors that float serenely over refined tannins. The finish lingers enticingly.  $36

Lange, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2011

Very smooth with a lovely delivery of polished plum, currant and cranberry.  Notes of cream and herbs and a lingering finish. $46

Benton Lane, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2010

Light and spicy with cinnamon and nutmeg overtones to the red berry and floral flavors.  Lingers gently on the finish. $50

Belle Glos, ‘Meiomi’, Sonoma, Santa Barbara & Monterey Counties, California, 2012

Bold, ripe and vibrant, with expressive huckleberry, boysenberry and blueberry. Deliciously complex.  $40

Lemelson Vineyards, Thea’s Selection, Oregon, 2010

This selection features bright, showy raspberry and strawberry aromas with hints of chocolate on the mid-palate and flavors of framboise and plums.  $60

Domaine Drouhin, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2010

Firm in texture, this is chewy with tannins against pleasant blackberry and currant fruit. Tobacco and spice flavors weave through the finish.  $75

Cuvaison, Napa Valley, Carneros, California, 2006

A beautiful pinot noir.  Firm, with rich, spicy plum and black cherry that is nicely structured.  Texture, acidity and tannins are nicely balanced.  $64

Adelsheim, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2011

Sleek and slender, but fleshy enough to deliver cinnamon-accented cherry flavors, showing a hint of coffee as the finish lingers. Deftly balanced.  $48