A combination of determination and extraordinary people has turned Willamette Valley Vineyards into one of the region’s leading wineries, earning the title “One of America’s Great Pinot Noir Producers,” from Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

The nose is quite inviting with expressive aromas of bing cherry, tart plum, cola, vanilla, and a hint of oak. On the palate the lively red fruit flavors of cherry, raspberry, and plum accompany notes of sweet, earthy spice before finishing with a soft kiss of minerals. A fresh acidity and smooth finish make this wine great for pairing with grilled salmon in a soy sauce marinade.

FBWorld Panel Score: 89