Winter’s Hill Estate 2012 Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills, $39

By on April 27, 2015

winters-hill-estate-pinot-noir-2012-bottleThe Gladhart family’ Jory-soiled vineyard has high-end producers Domaine Serene and Stoller Vineyards as neighbors, and the site has been Salmon-Safe for more than 15 years. French-trained winemaker Delphine Gladhart, who married into the family, used a stellar vintage to help capture the essence of the Dundee Hills with this gorgeous Pinot Noir. The nose of raspberry jam, dusty black cherry and cranberry sauce includes hints of toasted walnut and minerality. It follows through with vibrant flavors of fresh cranberry sauce, ripe raspberry and Rainier cherry, framed by easy tannins and juicy acidity. Suggested pairings include wild game or pork roast.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 250 cases

Alcohol: 14%

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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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