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2018 Evening Land Vineyards Seven Springs Vineyard La Source Pinot Noir

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from a distributor

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from a distributor

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RATINGS

95Wine Spectator

...supple, savory texture meets effortless complexity, with distinctive blueberry and cherry flavors that are accented with steely minerality and dusky spice...refined tannins.

94John Gilman

...superb bouquet of black cherries, plums, gamebird, woodsmoke, a hint of anise, dark soil tones, a touch of fresh herbs, and a deft foundation of cedary oak. On the palate, the wine is deep, pure, and full, with a rock-solid core of fruit, excellent mineral drive and grip, ripe tannins, and a long, tangy, nascently complex, and impeccably balanced finish.

92The Wine Advocate

...ripe, with notions of berry jam, fruitcake and aniseed on the nose. The palate is full, lush and ripe...finishes long and flavorful.

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.