Rainstorm 2010 Pinot Noir, Oregon, $17

By on June 5, 2013

Oregon wineRainstorm is part of VinMotion, a company that also includes Pacific Rim Winemakers. Rainstorm focuses on Oregon’s two most important grapes: Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris, and it makes both of them extremely well. This is a stunning red, especially for the price. It opens with aromas of strawberry-rhubarb pie, raspberry, black pepper and portabella mushroom. On the palate, it offers complex flavors of plum, cherry, cranberry, black pepper and chocolate, all backed with suave tannins and right-on acidity. Pair with everything from pork roast to salmon.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 3,500 cases

Alcohol: 12.5%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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