Andrew Rich Marine Sedimentary Pinot Noir 2017
|Region||United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley|
Vivid red. Spice-accented aromas of raspberry, cola and pungent flowers carry an energizing mineral topnote. Sappy and focused in the mouth, offering appealingly sweet red berry, cherry and spicecake flavors that show impressive depth and a bracing undercurrent of smoky minerality. Conveys a suave blend of power and vivacity and finishes very long and silky, with repeating florality and discreet, slow-building tannins.
Detailed and finely focused, offering slightly brooding raspberry and blueberry flavors laced with stony mineral, black tea and spice notes, gathering richness toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2025.
The vineyard source remains a mystery, so no telling if it's the same as the excellent 2016. This new release is a taut wine, with rhubarb and strawberries the main fruits. Lemony acids give it a lively finish, with little or no hint of new oak.