One more missive before the turkeys and tofurkeys hit the table, featuring two outstanding values from Oregon and Piedmont, each with 93 points from Wine Spectator and four enthusiastic thumbs up from us. And not to be missed: the signature Pinot noir from one of Oregon's pioneering wineries.
Bethel Heights can do no wrong. Their 2016 Estate Pinot is always one of the best values in Willamette Valley wine -- the 2016 vintage is especially good, equal parts refined, complex, and packed with flavor. Moving across the Atlantic, one of our best-selling Italian reds returns to the pages of Wine Spectator Insider today. Adriano Barbaresco Basarin '15 is fabulous! And back to Bethel Heights, whose Casteel Pinot '16 is as collectible as it is ultra-impressive upon release.
Cheers to you this Thanksgiving -- we're thankful to have your support!
93 points Wine Spectator:"Silky and vibrant, with spirited raspberry and violet aromas that open to effortlessly complex flavors of black cherry, black tea, cardamom and other dark spices. Drink now through 2024."
93 points Wine Spectator Insider: "A streak of cherry bisects the supple texture and sleek structure in this elegant red. Hints of licorice, menthol, leather and tobacco add depth as this plays out on the chewy, resonant finish. Best from 2022 through 2038."
94 points Wine Advocate:"The nose of the 2016 Pinot Noir Casteel bursts from the glass with violet and lilac aromas over blueberry pie, cardamom, potpourri, bitter peel, tree bark and tilled loamy earth. Medium-bodied, the palate is packed full of blackberry and bramble berry preserves notes, with a wonderful frame of fine-grained tannins and loads of freshness, finishing very, very long with layer after layer of earth and savory notions."
This is awesome Pinot noir and to elaborate on our brief description above, what's so impressive is that it exists on two planes. For those who love to drink their Oregon Pinot straight out of the shipping box, you'll find an engaging, silky-rich beauty. Having spent a few days with a bottle, I can attest to the superb aging potential here. Whichever plane you find yourself on, you'll love this.
We're looking forward to helping you with an order. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Purple Wine Company, Inc., a California limited liability company, and its AVALON brand are not in any way affiliated with Avalon Wine, Inc, an Oregon corporation, or Avalon Wine's store at its physical location in Oregon.
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