Winemaker Matt Berson stopped by the store yesterday to remind us of how good his Pinot noir is. Supremely honest Pinot, with a measured approach to the the ripe and lusty 2014 vintage. Still beautifully layered with fruit -- black and red cherry, in particular -- with a gorgeous texture and savory lavender sexiness to the bright finish. Sign me up. A customer favorite for the last several vintages, this vintage exemplifies why. - Marcus
Do you have space in your wine fridge, cellar, or cabinet for a case of can't-miss Pinot? You should make room anywhere you can: clear out the snack cupboard (potato chips are bad for you anyway), take those old clothes to Goodwill and dive right in to Love & Squalor 2014! Combining vineyards from up and down the valley, Matt has assembled a Monday through Thursday Pinot that you will still crave on Friday and Saturday. High-toned cherry and raspberry fruit glides, combining with the vibe of leather-bound books being read while smoking a pipe. I love this wine. - Andy
2012 vintage notes
From winemaker Matt Berson: “The Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is a multi-vineyard and multi-appellation blend comprised of these vineyards: Winter’s Hill 26% (Dundee Hills), Temperance Hill 16% (Eola-Amity), Cherry Grove 16% (Gaston), Cuddihy 15% (Yamhill-Carlton), Barnes 15% (Cascade Foothills), and Saikkonen 12% (Ribbon Ridge). The intent of this wine is to capture the essence of the vintage. Like making jam in my kitchen, I see winemaking as a preserving of the harvest. I look for a sweet fruit aroma to pull you into the glass followed by all of the nuances that make us love Pinot Noir. A bright acid profile is key to keeping the palate vibrant, pairing the wine with food and letting the flavors linger long after the swallow. Balance creates a dynamic wine that is exciting to drink and that pairs well with a variety of foods."