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St. Innocent Temperance Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016
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St. Innocent Temperance Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

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Category Red Wine
Region United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley
Brand St. Innocent
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
The nose of the Pinot noir Temperance Hill boldly walks the line between ripe cherries and raspberries. A signature of this wine is the smoky quality that is a classic feature of its terroir. This year it veers toward fresh spruce balanced by purple iris and wisteria. The mouth is immediately generous with very sweet fruits including wild strawberry and plum. True to 2016, you can crack this bottle and it will be a delight. Always fabulous with grilled salmon or pretty much grilled anything: vegetables, mushrooms, bread and the protein du jour.
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Translucent red. Mineral-accented black raspberry, cherry cola and lavender scents are complemented by floral and licorice notes and a spicy nuance that gains strength in the glass. Well-concentrated yet lively as well, offering palate-staining red and blue fruit, spicecake and floral pastille flavors supported by a spine of smoky minerality. Finishes extremely long and smooth, displaying lingering red berry and five-spice powder qualities and slow-building tannins. (29% new French oak)

Josh Raynolds, June 2019
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The 2016 Pinot Noir Temperance Hill Vineyard has a broody nose of tar, potting soil, roasted cranberries and dried red cherries plus warm blackberry notes. It's medium-bodied and earthy in the mouth, retaining those tarry notes. It has a chewy frame and good freshness. Give this a long decant-hopefully those tarry notes will dissipate.

Erin Brooks, April 23, 2020