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2016 Andrew Rich Volcanic Pinot Noir

ITEM 8563934 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from a distributor

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RATINGS

93Vinous / IWC

Spice-accented, primary red berry and cherry aromas are complemented by a suave floral nuance that builds with air. Juicy, seamless and lively on the palate, with a peppery note adding spicy bite to sweet raspberry, cherry preserve and rose pastille flavors. Finishes smooth, focused and quite long, with lingering florality and gently gripping that add shape and subtle grip.

93Wine Enthusiast

Toasty and detailed, this mixes a pleasing mineral streak with fruit flavors of strawberries and cherries. Light streaks of cola, cocoa and brown sugar bring more complexity through a long, satisfying finish. A complex wine...

92Wine Spectator

Gracefully layered and expressive, with agile raspberry and blueberry flavors accented by hints of forest floor and loamy mineral, building toward refined tannins.

91+ The Wine Advocate

...opens with savory aromas of tar, scorched earth, dried tobacco leaves and burnt orange peel, with time giving up cranberries, Bing cherries, desiccated roses and underbrush...light to medium-bodied and earthy with very juicy acidity, grainy tannins and a long, bitters-tinged finish...a lovely, delicate, cool-climate style.

REGION

United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley

Willamette Valley AVA was established in 1983, and it is the oldest appellation in Oregon. Oregon’s modern wine industry began in the Willamette Valley in the 1960s when artists, vagabond winemakers, and U.C. Davis oenology graduates looking for new territory started their own, small, off-the-grid wineries. The appellation is the state’s largest, and it extends 175 miles from Columbia River on the Washington/Oregon border to just south of Eugene, near central Oregon. The Willamette River runs through the area, helping to give the appellation a mild year-round climate. There are six smaller sub-appellations within this AVA, but altogether the Willamette Valley has the largest concentration of wineries in Oregon, as well as the majority of the state’s most famous producers. Pinot Noir is king here, followed by Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Riesling. To most admirers of Oregon Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley offers the most distinctive wine choices in the state.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.