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MISS OLIVIA BRION Pinot Noir  "Estate - Heron Lake Vineyard"  Wild Horse Valley 2016

Retail Price: $42

Value Rating: 4.5

Wine Factor: 2
Date Posted: May 11, 2020
Cases Produced: 130

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DDWA Score: 93.5

Awesome Value

More savory and spicy than fruity, the 2016 Olivia Brion Pinot immediately impresses with dried red roses, oil-cured olives, dry-aged beef filet and concentrated dark cherries. In the mouth black truffle, black cherry, blackberry, warm spices and roast coffee, all nicely married, make for a lot of pleasure. Rich, textured and bold with classic Pinot Noir restraint and a long 15 second finish that I can see stretching out to 25 in a couple of years.

This is the 40th and final vintage of “Heron Lake Vineyard” Pinot Noir for winemaker David Mahaffey. With this 2016 he is leaving on a high note. He continues to consult and hold interest in the Olivia Brion Winery.

This is a DDWA “Hall of Fame Value.” See all my Hall of Fame and Awesome Value wines on my Best of the Best Value list.

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