Maison L'Envoyé Straight Shooter Pinot Noir 2018
SKU: stra-shoo-pino-n-2018

Maison L'Envoyé Straight Shooter Pinot Noir 2018

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Category Red Wine
Region United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley
Brand Maison L'Envoyé
Alcohol/vol 14.1%
Hand-picked, unadulterated Pinot Noir from pristine vineyard blocks across Willamette Valley. The whole cluster component accentuates the intense aromatics of dark cherry and blue fruits alongside subtle earth and elegant floral notes. The palate mirrors the nose and is full of freshness with a touch of oak for texture and balance. Vibrant acidity and soft tannins support the flavors through a long, satisfying finish.
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Brilliant red. Smoke- and spice-accented cherry and black raspberry scents show very good clarity and lift. Bitter cherry and red berry flavors take a sweeter turn as the wine stretches out. Closes long and focused, with youthfully gripping tannins and a hint of succulent herbs.

Josh Raynolds, August 2020
Wine Advocate
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Medium ruby-purple, the 2018 Straight Shooter Pinot Noir is youthfully shy on the nose, slowly opening to black cherries, blackberries and red currants with notions of underbrush, cardamom, dried herbs and violet. The palate is medium-bodied with good intensity and a much fuller fruit profile than its 2017 counterpart. It has a firm, grainy frame and well-woven freshness on the finish.

Erin Brooks, April 23, 2020
Wine Enthusiast
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This is the best vintage to date for this affordable Pinot Noir, packed with juicy blackberry and black cherry fruit. There are highlights of black olive and polished tannins, and a firm, balanced, medium-bodied finish.

Paul Gregutt, April 1, 2020