94 points Vinous: "Vibrant red fruit, floral and spice qualities on the assertively perfumed nose, along with hints of succulent herbs and cola. Alluringly sweet and lively in the mouth, offering concentrated raspberry, cherry cola, floral pastille and exotic spice flavors that deepen as the wine opens up. Shows fine clarity and mineral cut on the extremely long, focused finish, which is framed by subtle, well-judged tannins."
One of the Willamette Valley's most distinctive vineyards is also one of our clear favorites. Super savory, with a beautiful core of bright and dark red fruits accented by classic Temperance Hill cedar, pink peppercorns, and fresh tobacco. An excellent wine that truly represents its origin. -Marcus
2017 vintage notes
94 points Vinous: "Pungent red berry, cherry and floral aromas show very good clarity, and succulent herb and earth nuances emerge with aeration. At once concentrated and lithe, offering red currant and bitter cherry flavors that take a spicy turn through the midpalate. Finishes very long and lively, with repeating floral character and sneaky tannins."
94 points PinotFile: "Aromas of purple and black berries arrive slowly over time in the glass. Intensely fruity in a mid weight style with plenty of black cherry and blackberry fruit goodness. More rugged and closed initially in comparison to the other Evesham Wood 2017 Pinot Noirs, but when sampled several hours after opening, the wine had become more cohesive with a seductively satiny mouthfeel. The sturdy but not muscular tannic frame is typical of this vineyard. A very individualistic and distinctive wine of uncommon pedigree that reflects its old vine heritage."