A To Z Wineworks Pinot Noir
The A to Z Pinot Noir shows all the ripeness and concentration of the 2016 Oregon vintage with an uncommon grace and style. The nose opens with vibrant notes of blackberry, blueberry, Bing cherry, raspberry, strawberry, red current and baking spices. The scents are lifted by lingering rose petal and violet aromas, while deeper notes of graphite, leather, and pipe tobacco bring depth. On the palate, the wine echoes the initial aromatics with juicy flavors of blue and red fruits and hints of secondary flavors like chocolate malt, dulce de leche, and a bit of earthiness. As the wine continues across the palate, it grows in breadth and richness with a density and concentration that is impressive. Nice tannins and refreshing acidity give shape and structure to the weight of the fruit harmonizing nicely and leading to a long finish that ends on flavors of blue fruits and spice. Soft, inviting, and light on its feet, the 2016 A to Z Pinot Noir is built for midterm aging and will drink great over the next 5 years.