St. Innocent Freedom Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018
|Region||United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley|
Vivid red. Powerful, smoke- and mineral-accented red fruit preserve, exotic spice and potpourri aromas show superb clarity and lift. Sweet and energetic on the palate, offering vibrant black raspberry, cherry liqueur, spicecake and floral pastille flavors that show outstanding definition and back-end thrust. Weighty yet elegant as well, closing extremely long and appealingly sweet, with powerful, mineral thrust and slinky, slow-building tannins that fade steadily away.
Medium ruby-purple, the 2016 Pinot Noir Freedom Hill Vineyard opens with cranberry sauce, blueberries, bergamot, dried flowers and orange peel with dusty earth and tree bark hints. It has a medium weight and perfumed fruits knit by grainy tannins and great freshness, finishing lifted. 968 cases produced.