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

Argyle, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2013

Toes the line between red and dark cherry, while offering spicy forest floor and hints of black tea. The palate is lively and graceful, building density and focus as the silky tannins build into the long, energetic finish. $48

Hahn Winery, California, 2013

Deep ruby colors. Scents of red cherry, fresh strawberry, cola and spice. On the palate, flavors recalling black plums and black cherry and a soft mouth feel.  Rounded tannins and a dash of acidity combine to give this wine a clean finish $36

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, 2012

Complex aromas of tea, berry, baking spices, fennel and clean earth.  Perfectly balanced, with pretty, supple red fruits and ripe, textured tannins.  $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

Acrobat, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2011

Light and fruity, wtih floral and red berry flavors.  Finishes with polish.  $38

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