Evesham Wood Willamette Valley Pinot noir 2021

Evesham Wood Willamette Valley Pinot noir 2021

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Most of the Willamette Valley's best Pinot noir values come and go; they are strong in some vintages, less so in others. Not this.

The original, the unparalleled, the most consistent value in Willamette Valley Pinot noir is back, doing what it has always done: introducing us to a new vintage (2021!) and setting the bar by which other wines of the vintage will be measured. This is just one of Evesham Wood founder Russ Rainey's legacies, a tradition stewarded by winemaker/owner Erin Nuccio.

Honest and authentic, this is delicious Pinot noir grown and made the right way.

2021 gave us a bounty of flavor and no shyness in showing it. Immediately enjoyable and forward in its fruit, you'll find it is equally elegantly refined, balanced, and fresh. We savored a bottle over four days and found it brilliant to the last sip.

A note about supply: due to several circumstances, the 2021 Evesham Willamette Valley Pinot will sell out more quickly than any single vintage in well over a decade. Hot weather may prevent us from shipping right now but it should not deter you from ordering right now. There is a very limited window for access to this one-of-a-kind treasure. Do not let that window close without you securing cases for your enjoyment over the coming year—remember the next vintage (2022) will not be released for a long while.

2019 vintage notes

We've said it many times before and we'll say it again: this is consistently the best value in American Pinot noir. Some values come and go depending on vintage, but Evesham Wood's Willamette Valley delivers every single year.

You can set your watch and mark your calendar for the elegance and refinement of this $20 gem—it'll always deliver the goods. Bursting with beautiful fruit and silky allure, the '19 opens with a spectrum of bright and dark that envelops your senses and brims with energy. 

We have access to virtually every Oregon Pinot and this is our house pour. I recommend buying at least a case and enjoying a few bottles now and the rest in a few months. You can throw a case in the cellar/basement and drink it over the coming years; this stuff ages wonderfully. -Marcus

2018 vintage notes 

92 points, Editors' Choice Wine Enthusiast: "Even in a Pinot portfolio packed with value, this may top them all. Pinpoint balance spotlights spicy berry fruit, ripe and well-managed tannins, and surprising length. The herbal highlights are properly constrained, and the finish suggests that it could even age further for up to five years."

I tasted a bunch of barrels that went into the WV blend, thinking the whole time "wow, this has the potential to be serious juice!" Much like our post-holiday bellies, this is stuffed with goodness. Darker, bolder fruit meets big structure and tons of freshness. The vintage comparison that comes to mind is 2008 (you know the universal praise that vintage received), but '18 has a silkier texture. 

2017 vintage notes

This is the wine I've been waiting for. It always starts with the smell, the wonderfully mesmerizing perfume of Evesham Wood, more magical in 2017 than in the previous half-dozen vintages. My favorite EW Willamette release since the fabled 2010, it's a mythical combination of the 2010 and 2015 vintages, the best two of the past decade. 

Bottled electricity, elegantly expressive with red and black cherry aromas and flavors to spare, tenderly woven with ribbons of rosemary blossom. Silky and refined throughout, brimming with youthful energy, superbly balanced, food-friendly and totally sip-worthy, there's a reason I drink more of this at home than any other Oregon Pinot (and it's not just 'cause I'm cheap). It's fantastic.

I recommend buying at least a case and enjoying a few bottles now and the rest in 6 months to 5 years. I suppose you could argue that it would benefit from a little time before really diving in, but you'd have to argue with me. -Marcus 

 

 

 

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Make sure you always get a discount by using Build a Case® How it works:

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 until you reach a full case.

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