Best Northwest wines of 2015: 90-81

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88. Winter’s Hill Estate 2012 Reserve Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills, $65

Winter's Hill Estate-2012-Reserve Pinot Noir BottleSecond-generation winemaker Delphine Gladhart has helped elevate this family operation in Oregon’s Dundee Hills, and this small-production Pinot Noir from estate grapes further exemplifies her winemaking prowess. It is a powerfully elegant wine with aromas of watermelon, ripe strawberry, clove, cinnamon powder and cocoa powder. The luscious pour produces flavors of supple fresh strawberry and Rainier cherry backed by mild tannins, moist earthiness and a cherry pie finish. This wine earned a double gold at the 2015 Great Northwest Wine Competition, and it’s not about to slow down.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 150 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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