Andrew Rich Volcanic Pinot Noir 2016
|Region||United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley|
Toasty and detailed, this mixes a pleasing mineral streak with fruit flavors of strawberries and cherries. Light streaks of cola, cocoa and brown sugar bring more complexity through a long, satisfying finish. A complex wine and a fine value for top tier Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.
Deep, bright-rimmed red. Spice-accented, primary red berry and cherry aromas are complemented by a suave floral nuance that builds with air. Juicy, seamless and lively on the palate, with a peppery note adding spicy bite to sweet raspberry, cherry preserve and rose pastille flavors. Finishes smooth, focused and quite long, with lingering florality and gently gripping that add shape and subtle grip.
Gracefully layered and expressive, with agile raspberry and blueberry flavors accented by hints of forest floor and loamy mineral, building toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2025. 545 cases made.
Pale to medium ruby-purple, the 2016 Pinot Noir Volcanic opens with savory aromas of tar, scorched earth, dried tobacco leaves and burnt orange peel, with time giving up cranberries, Bing cherries, desiccated roses and underbrush. The palate is light to medium-bodied and earthy with very juicy acidity, grainy tannins and a long, bitters-tinged finish. This is a lovely, delicate, cool-climate style.