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Ayres Pioneer Pinot noir 2014

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A serious Pinot but not lacking in joyful exuberance (thanks to the forwardness of the vintage), its blackberry and blueberry fruit core is decorated by a mushroom and rosemary-like savoriness. Actually, tasting it with Brad got us (or me, at least) talking about how we describe certain x-factors in Pinot noir. One of the elements I find most attractive in Oregon Pinot in a resinous quality akin to a combination of rosemary branch and sweet pine resin. There's more to it than that. The problem comes in translating that smell and taste into something that actually sounds appealing to others! I've had some failures along the way and will keep working on the perfect descriptors.


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If you haven't found a full case (12 bottles) to buy today, start your Build a Case now by purchasing a few bottles online, by phone or email. If you order online, select the Build a Case option. If by phone or email, just ask us to add the bottles to a Build a Case for you. You'll receive order confirmation and we'll cellar the wines for you at no charge.

Add to your case whenever you see wines you can't resist. Each time you add to your Build a Case, you'll be charged the discounted price.

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