Rex Hill Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017
|Region||United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley|
Sharply focused and refined, with expressive black cherry, smoky sandalwood and orange peel notes that pick up tension and complexity toward medium-grained tannins. Drink now through 2028. 6,212 cases made.
At first blush this blend, from more than a dozen vineyards, falls into the generic Pinot Noir category. It seems mute and unfocused, with brambly berry and somewhat rough stem and earth components. It saw one-quarter new oak, though the impact is minimal.