2014 Rex Hill Vineyards Pinot Noir

Year: 2014
Appellation: Willamette Valley
Country: USA - Oregon
Wine Spectator: 91
Wine Advocate: 90
James Suckling: 91
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
Price :
$23.95

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"Sleek and well-knit, with black cherry and dusty mint aromas and balanced smoky plum flavors that finish with refined tannins. Drink now through 2021. 7,110 cases made.–TF" (WS)

"Pale to medium ruby-purple, the 2014 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir has notes of crushed black cherries and mulberries with nuances of Chinese five spice, dusty earth and fallen leaves. Medium-bodied, it gives expressive black cherry and spice box flavors with a chewy frame and good length." (WA)

"Dark cherries, cola and dried flowers. Full bodied with chewy tannins that will soften in the next two years. Medium finish and lots of fruit. Drink now." (JS)

Winery Notes:
The 2014 Rex Hill Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is a dark ruby red color with striking clarity and depth. Primary aromas of plum, black cherry, blueberries, tobacco, violets, lilacs, iris and wet stone lead. Over time, notes of cassis, thyme, iron, clean earth (sous bois) and wild strawberries (fraise de bois) deepen and add complexity to the initial bouquet. On the palate, the attack is focused and pure with a transparency that belies the intensity of the vintage. Flavors like cherries, cassis, flowers and smoke echo the aromas. Structured with ripe tannins and good acidity, the 2014 REX HILL Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is a classic example of Oregon Pinot Noir from a vintage that gave us real density on the palate with bright fruit flavors and purity. The wine has the intensity, balance and concentration to age and become more complex over the next 15 to 20 years.