My job is to find wines that you'll love and wow, have I found two. What's lighting a fire under me to write today is that, in addition to being totally enamored with both, they're the extremely rare breed of under-priced Willamette Valley Pinot noir -- each could easily command more for the quality. Whether you view them as the exquisite values they are is almost besides the point. I'd rather you view them as incredible Pinots first and stupendous bargains second. Either way, you have got to try them. Loop de Loop Four Winds Vineyard Pinot noir 2016
$22.45 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($24.95 regular)
So fragrant and alive, filling my senses with crushed red fruit, dried rose and a delicate spiciness. I can't get enough of the pure raspberry-cherry accented by the most mouthwatering orange nuance. It can only be Pinot noir in the way it moves, so effortless and elegant while conveying so much flavor. Very similar in character to a $60 Volnay I enjoyed earlier this week, this will be the first full case of Oregon Pinot noir I buy in 2018 for home drinking. It paired amazingly with chicken, porcini, and grilled cauliflower with orange. A tiny production Pinot that you should snap up immediately.
Strikingly good. Sexy aromas typical of White Rose Pinot noirs combine with bright and dark red fruits on the palate, expanding with orange, sassafras, and violet flourishes. Finishing with a fantastic balance of fruit and spice, this wine drinks well above its price. The vineyard blend makes it an even better value: White Rose (36%), Guillen (23%) Murto (14%), Anderson Family (8%) and Olson (8%) all in the Red Hills of Dundee.
I'm looking forward to helping you with an order. Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!
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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