Great Pinots for the Price: Two New Willamette Valley Winners
Failla Willamette Valley Pinot noir 2016
$26.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($29.95 regular)
93 points Wine Spectator: "An elegantly dynamic wine that starts with a whisper and then blooms and fans out, offering vibrant red berry, stony mineral and savory spice flavors that finish with refined tannins. Drink now through 2024."
I don't know about starting with a whisper, because we tasted it this morning and it was blooming and fanning out right away! Bursting with a mix of berries in lovely harmony with its savory Eola-Amity Hills character, it is a pure pleasure to pop and pour today. There's a lot packed into 30 bucks here. - Marcus
Lingua Franca Avni Pinot noir 2016
$31.45 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($34.95 regular)
92 points Wine Spectator: "Elegant and sleekly focused, with complex and precise raspberry and dark cherry flavors accented by crushed stone and cinnamon notes that glide toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2024."
The second vintage from one of our new favorite wineries, Avni shows up to the party ready to dance! That black cherry that we love, plus delicious complexity, equals pour us another glass. - Us
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