Barnard Griffin 2012 Pinot Noir, Oregon, $17

By on November 24, 2014

barnard-griffin-winery-pinot-noir-2012-labelRob Griffin’s history with Pinot Noir in the Pacific Northwest began in 1977 when the California native turned a 1976 Pinot Noir from Washington vines into a best of show winner at an Oregon competition. Here, he reached into the Gunkel family’s vineyard in Arlington, Ore., on Oct. 1 for a fruit-forward and youthful Pinot Noir at an approachable price. Aromas of cherry jam, boysenberry and elderberry lead to darker and richer flavors of black cherry, Marionberry, President plum and chocolate.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 987 cases

Alcohol: 13.1%

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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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