Love & Squalor 2013 Antsy Pants Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $52

By on February 10, 2018

The vintage prior led Portland urban winemaker Matt Berson to source the northern end of the Willamette Valley for his reserve Pinot Noir. Here, he worked with clone 667 from Vista Hills (34%) near Domaine Serene in the Dundee Hills, clone 777 from Cherry Grove (33%) near Gaston and clone 828 — the “suitcase clone” courtesy of the late Gary Andrus — off Sunny Mountain south of Corvallis. Charming aromas of Benton cherry juice, raspberry, clove and sweet herbs transition into suave flavors of Bing cherry, red currant and Craisin. Dusty tannins, marvelous acidity and the late arrival of strawberry make for a long finish.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 75 cases

Alcohol: 13.4%

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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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