2018 Chestnut Hill Vineyard Pinot noir
Pinot noir - 92 pts.
As our coolest vineyard site, Chestnut Hill responded exceedingly well to the warm 2018 vintage and beautifully inherited the elegance associated with cool climate viticulture and the ripeness of a warmer growing season. The complex nose reveals plum, black cherry, licorice, and red raspberry. The palate shows even more depth with graham cracker, sandalwood, cinnamon, and peppercorn carried on a silken carriage of sweet tobacco spice to a delicate, fruit-focused finish.
92 Points, Owen Bargreen
"The ‘Chestnut Hill Vineyard’ is one of the highest elevation locations in the Willamette Valley, as the vineyard is planted to Dijon 115 and Pommard clone Pinot Noir. The palate shows a good core of red and dark fruits with salty undertones as well as blood orange zest and shades of wintergreen. Complex and utterly delicious to enjoy now, this has at least another decade of life ahead of it. Drink 2021-2033."