Rex Hill Willamette Pinot Noir 2014 375ml
Aromas of violets, iris, ripe raspberries, dark cherries, rose, blueberries, wild strawberries and wet stones all emerge from the glass when the wine is first poured. As the wine opens, more savory aromas of wood smoke, cured tobacco, earth, sandalwood and cinnamon add complexity to the original aromatics. Structured, ripe and pure, the wine shows all hallmarks of the 2013 vintage.
James SucklingDark cherries, cola and dried flowers. Full bodied with chewy tannins that will soften in the next two years. Medium finish and lots of fruit.
Wine SpectatorSleek and well-knit, with black cherry and dusty mint aromas and balanced smoky plum flavors that finish with refined tannins. Drink now through 2021. 7,110 cases made.
Wine AdvocatePale to medium ruby-purple, the 2014 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir has notes of crushed black cherries and mulberries with nuances of Chinese five spice, dusty earth and fallen leaves. Medium-bodied, it gives expressive black cherry and spice box flavors with a chewy frame and good length.
Wine EnthusiastThe winery's widely available Willamette Valley blend is forward, open and easy-drinking, with chocolaty cherry fruit. It's a style that should have wide appeal-smooth, toasty, with plenty of tasty chocolate highlights.