Wine: Estate Pinot Noir.
Variety: Pinot Noir.
Origin, Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA.
Winemaker: Illahe Vineyards.
Viticulture: No irrigation, hand harvesting, hand work and transport with Percheron draft horses.
Winemaking: Only local yeast used, maceration on skin for 24 days, pressing with hand and in wood basket, aged 10mo. in 10% new French oak and 90% neutral French oak.
Clear ruby with medium intensity, developing, this entry level Pinot Noir reveals aromas of red fruits, cranberry, pomegranate, strawberries, some mushroom notes with a hint of cloves, this wine has nice tannins with good acidity that gives a refreshing finish in the palate. I paired with Spaghetti Bolognese, any red meat recipes would pair well with this wine.