Willamette Valley Vineyards 2007 Tualatin Pinot Noir / Willamette Valley
The winery and underground cellar are carved into the top of an ancient volcanic flow, the soil red from its oxidized iron content and well-drained. This unique terroir is similar to the red clay soil found in the Grand Cru Pinot Noir vineyards of Romaneé-st-Vivant in Burgundy.
The lavish nose of cherry, plum, strawberry, cola, and licorice is quite inviting. A sip brings cherry, plum, and cranberry flavors to the forefront, with notes of vanilla, as well as a touch of spice and minerals rounding out the palate. Light, bright, and lovely, this Pinot is perfectly suited for lamb.
FBWorld Panel Score: 90