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2016 Chapter 24 Vineyards Rose & Arrow Highland Close Pinot Noir

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RATINGS

94Vinous / IWC

Expansive, deeply perfumed aromas of fresh dark berries, cherry liqueur, cola, incense and potpourri, along with a hint of allspice and black tea that emerge with aeration. Offers densely packed, primary blackberry, bitter cherry and licorice flavors that tighten up slowly and become sweeter with air. Delivers a suave blend of richness and energy on the strikingly long, spice-laced finish, which is supported by chewy, steadily building tannins.

93+ The Wine Advocate

...black fruits with notes of exotic spices, dried flowers, mossy bark and forest floor. Medium-bodied, it fills the mouth with warm black cherries and crushed blueberries flavors with notes of licorice, lilac and sage and a strong line of crushed rock minerality and earthy layers. It’s framed with fine, grainy tannins and good freshness, finishing long and packed with fruit.

93Wine Spectator

Distinctive yet refined, offering expressive aromas of raspberry and spice, with a whiff of bacon fat that opens to complex and well-built cherry and sweet anise flavors.

17Jancis Robinson

Savoury vegy nose and real freshness and vigour. Tannins very low key... Attractive clean, ripe fruit already on the palate with some sweet perfume. Good drive and charm. Quite long.

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.