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2019 Asilda Pinot Noir

Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar; Obtained by inheritance; Consignor is second owner

Ends Sunday, 7pm Pacific

RATINGS

93Vinous / IWC

Vibrant red fruit, potpourri, baking spice and smoky mineral scents, along with deeper licorice and cola nuances. Conveys an impressive blend of depth and vivacity to the appealingly sweet raspberry, cherry cola and candied rose flavors, which are underscored by a vein of juicy acidity. Finishes very long and precise, with reverberating red fruit and floral notes and finely wrought tannins that add subtle grip.

REGION

United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Yamhill-Carlton

Yamhill-Carlton AVA is located in Yamhill and Washington Counties, and it is entirely contained within the Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon’s most prestigious wine producing region. It has 1,200 vineyard acres and was awarded AVA status in 2004. The region grows Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Dolcetto, Muscat, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris. Ken Wright Cellars, Elk Cove Vineyards and WillaKenzie Estate are among the district’s best-known producers. All focus on Pinot Noir.

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.