Union Wine Co. 2013 Underwood Pinot Noir, Oregon, $12

By on July 27, 2015
Union Wine Co., in Tualatin, Ore., is scheduled to begin selling its 375-ml cans of Pinot Noir in June 2014. (Photo courtesy of Union Wine Co.)

Union Wine Co., in Tualatin, Ore., is scheduled to begin selling its 375-ml cans of Pinot Noir in June 2014. (Photo courtesy of Union Wine Co.)

Best Buy! Tualatin, Ore., winemaker Ryan Harms has more than tripled production of his entry-level Pinot Noir in three years, a growth curve sparked by him dropping much of the juice into 375-milliliter cans — making him the first in the Pacific Northwest to do. It’s built for ready enjoyment, the experience begins with a nose of Bing cherry juice, raspberry and rhubarb cobbler, along with violets and a dusting of cocoa powder. On the palate, it is youthful, fresh and juicy with Rainier cherry, boysenberry and red currant amid an elegant mouth feel and luscious finish. The price listed is for the 750-millilter screwcapped bottle, and the four-pack of cans sells for $24.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 82,500 cases

Alcohol: 13%

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