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2015 Walter Scott Dubay Pinot Noir

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January 14, 2024 - $35

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RATINGS

93The Wine Advocate

...has pretty cranberry, lavender and Bing cherry notes with suggestions of rose hip tea and underbrush. The palate is singing with intensely perfumed red berry flavors supported by firm, fine-grained tannins and a lively backbone. Finishes long with the savory elements kicking in.

93Vinous / IWC

Spice-accented raspberry, cherry and potpourri on the highly perfumed nose. Silky, spicy and aromatic on the palate; energetic red berry and spicecake flavors show impressive depth and a touch of candied flowers. Finishes sweet and very long, featuring a repeating red berry note, harmonious tannins and a touch of smokiness.

REGION

United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Eola-Amity Hills

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.