A to Z Wineworks Pinot Noir 2015
Clear and vibrant, the 2014 A to Z Oregon Pinot Noir opens with rich primary aromas of strawberries, cherries, blueberries, raspberries, even cranberries, developing to violets, red currants, pipe tobacco, iron and wet stone. The attack is beautifully balanced between richness and brightness with hints of roses, honeysuckle, red and blue fruit flavors. The mid-palate reveals ripe tannins and crisp acidity with a touch of minerality and spice (cinnamon, anise, saffron, sandalwood) lending greater complexity. This wine, succulent with great concentration, finishes long and rich with classic Oregon freshness. The harmony and depth of the 2014 Oregon vintage are on full display in the 2014 A to Z Wineworks Pinot Noir. Built for mid-term aging, this wine has great integrity and should drink well on release and for the next 3-5 years.
Ranked the #9 Red Wine in our February 10, 2018 "Big Taste" of The Vineyard Wine Tasting Event.
Rather than rely on the palette of one wine buyer, we consider these wines taste-tested and approved by our customers who voted with their dollars at our wine “Big Taste” wine event.
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Wine EnthusiastThis firm, chewy wine seems to have a spine of steel. It also has ample cherry fruit and some astringent, grippy tannins. Sealed with a screwcap, it will benefit from aggressive decanting or prolonged aeration before drinking.
Wine AdvocatePale to medium ruby-purple in color, the 2015 Oregon Pinot Noir gives a good intensity of warm red berry/red cherry cordial notes with a bit of baking spices and floral notes in the background. The medium-bodied palate is soft and juicy with a slight grip of chewy tannins and a red berry-laced finish.