A Special Pinot Noir

Winery: Evening Land

Vintage: 2012

Vineyard/Wine Name: “Seven Springs Vineyard La Source”

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape Blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Eola Amity Hills

State or country: Oregon

Price: sold out (Current releases priced at  $75)

Cases produced: N/A

The Barrel Cellar Score: 96 (based on 2 reviews)

Review date: Dec 26, 2018

Color:  Ruby with a cherry blossom pink rim

Nose:  Hints of cherries and berries, vanilla and floral notes.  Aroma is reserved yet enchanting.

Taste:  This is a fantastic wine.  Well balanced tannins and acidity with reserved complexity that could compete with some of the finest French Pinot Noirs.  This wine is quite approachable on first taste yet continues to evolve revealing flavors of cherry, tannins, and hints of earthiness unique to Oregon.  Medium body, silky texture, and a lingering finish that’s only flaw is that it will leave you wanting for more.

Assessment:  This is a special release that will inspire you to invest in future vintages year after year.  The complexity and character of this release amounts to a value that far exceeds its initial price point. Shop here.

Ready to drink now but will hold up with further aging.

Evening Land “7 Springs Vineyard La Source” Pinot Noir is a truly memorable wine.  96 points

Pairing recommendation:  Slightly aged Manchego and Dark Chocolate


2 Comments Add yours

    1. Thanks! It really is a great wine.


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