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2018 Solena Zena Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir

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May 19, 2024 - $26



92Vinous / IWC

Smoke-accented blackberry, cherry and candied violet scents are complemented by hints of cola and vanilla. Supple, sweet and expansive on the palate, offering juicy red and dark berry, cherry cola and spicecake flavors that pick up a hint of mocha on the back half. Round, even tannins add grip to a juicy, persistent finish that leaves behind sappy dark berry liqueur and vanilla notes.

92Wine Enthusiast

...silky smooth, with a parade of black-cherry fruit and accents of mocha and cocoa powder...tannins are polished and hint at a pleasantly dusty character, with further highlights of cut tobacco.


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.


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.