Zena Crown Vineyard Slope Pinot Noir 2016 - Station Plaza Wine
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Zena Crown Vineyard Slope Pinot Noir 2016
SKU: 11914

Zena Crown Vineyard Slope Pinot Noir 2016

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750ml
$79.99
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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley
Brand Zena Crown Vineyard
Alcohol/vol 14.4%
At the Slope, the Zena Crown Vineyard shifts to face primarily south, encouraging perfect ripeness and maximum phenolic development. Symbolizing a dark winter's night, Slope exhibits flavors of chocolate cake, white matsutake mushroom and rhubarb with aromas of white true, nori and brown sugar. This wine is extremely lively and vibrant, ringing with a pure vibration in a major key. A Pinot that reminds Winemaker, Shane Moore, of foraging for mushrooms in early winter during a light drizzle in the Oregon coastal range.
Wine Spectator
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Sleek and agile, yet well-structured, with graceful raspberry, mineral and spiced tea flavors that build richness and tension on the way to refined tannins. Drink now through 2028. 538 cases made.

Tim Fish, November 4, 2020
Vinous
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Brilliant magenta. Intensely perfumed cherry, black raspberry, boysenberry and incense aromas take on vibrant mineral and spice notes with air. Stains the palate with concentrated yet vibrant red and blue fruit, floral pastille and cola flavors that turn spicier through the back half. Suave, polished tannins build smoothly through the impressively long, energetic finish, which emphatically repeats the floral and cherry notes.

Josh Raynolds, August 2020
Wine Advocate
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Pale ruby, the 2017 Pinot Noir Slope has fine accents of cinnamon, autumn leaves and potpourri with savory red and black berry fruit. The concentrated, medium-bodied palate has a compelling dichotomy of firm, broody fruits and fresh, spicy uplift, and it finishes long. 538 cases produced.

Erin Brooks, December 30, 2020