St. Innocent Temperance Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018 750ml - Station Plaza Wine
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St. Innocent Temperance Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018 750ml
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St. Innocent Temperance Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

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Category Red Wine
Origin United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley
Brand St. Innocent
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
The 2017 Temperance Hill has a beautifully perfumed nose of baking spices with ginger, cinnamon and allspice, dark dried roses and blackberries.Very fresh red berries and cherries with vibrant acidity and hints of allspice fill your mouth. The freshness continues into the finish with spices and dried fruits that linger softly on the palate. Pair with salmon, lamb chops and pork tenderloin.
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Dark, bright-rimmed scarlet. Mineral-accented raspberry, cherry and exotic spice aromas are complemented by a potpourri note and a hint of smokiness. Shows impressive energy and definition on the palate, offering vibrant red berry, bitter cherry, rose pastille and spicecake flavors supported by a spine of smoky minerality. Finishes impressively long and taut, with an intriguing blood orange flourish and discreet tannins. I had the chance to re-taste the 2016 sibling of this wine, and compared to the 2017 it's a more powerful rendition but in no way heavy. There's a somewhat darker profile to the fruit and more heft on the palate, but the vibrancy and cut of this 2017 are really compelling, making it more to my personal preference. I wouldn't kick either one out of the cellar for eating crackers or crusty baguettes.

Josh Raynolds, February 2022
Wine Enthusiast
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This even-tempered wine deftly combines scents and flavors of hay, peat, strawberries and mushrooms. It's not a big wine but well balanced and lingers gracefully through a modest finish.

Paul Gregutt, April 1, 2022

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