Mt. Hood Winery 2014 Estate Pinot Noir, Columbia Gorge, $28

By on May 16, 2016

mt hood pinot noiHomegrown winemaker Rich Cushman rules the Pinot Noir class by crafting the flagship wine for the Bickford family in the Columbia Gorge town of Hood River, Ore. There’s little sign of oak in the nose of blueberry jam, cherry juice and plum flesh from this product of estate vines first established in 2000. Red currant, Red Vines licorice and white pepper lead to a racy finish of fresh cranberry and Montmorency cherry. This earned a double gold medal and the Cole Danehower Award for best Oregon wine at the 2016 Cascadia Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 306 cases

Alcohol: 13.6%

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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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