Olivia Brion Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2016

Olivia Brion Pinot Noir Willamette

Bright, ethereal and snappy, the Olivia Brion Pinot Noir “Sunny Mountain” captures the classic light and intense Pinot Noir style that made Willamette Valley famous. Get bay leaf, raspberries, tarragon, cranberry pastry, ruby grapefruit and a savory, salty finish. This is a Pinot Noir I drink happily on its own – and with a mouthful […]

ANALEMMA Tinto 2016

Analemma Tinto 2016

The Analemma Tinto, a blend of Tempranillo and Syrah, reminds me of a chewy Napa Valley Cabernet in its concentration of dark berry/cherry fruits, firm tannins, licorice and earthy spices and tobacco accents. It’s a mouthful of wine for sure as it brings together sweet and savory, a full body and layers of flavor. Youthful […]

ANCIEN Pinot Noir “Shea” 2016

Ancien PNR Shea 16

I really like the combination of ripe cherry fruit, silky texture and rosy/earthy spice aroma of the Ancien Pinot Noir Shea. I’m not sure what sensation I like more, the ripe red berry/cherry flavor or the red rose/violet floral aroma. Good thing I get both. Polished by French oak, part new, giving the wine the […]