Oregon’s Willamette Valley produces some of the world’s best Pinot Noirs. And that is only half the reason to love their wines. The other is its grassroots vibe. Unlike so many top-tier wine regions, the Willamette Valley is still a bastion of small wineries. It’s typical to find a winery owner working in the fields or the wine cellar alongside employees. It’s also still common for such folk to build their wineries from the ground up rather than enjoying the buttress of extreme wealth.
Aromas of wild rose and brier lead to fresh cherry and cola flavors and light but velvety texture. Flavors flow into sandalwood and raspberry on the finish.