A beautiful deep, garnet red color in the glass, the 2019 A to Z Wineworks Oregon Pinot Noir presents dark cherry and red berry aromatics with hints of pomegranate, rhubarb, baking spices, cola and cedar. These are lifted by warm secondary notes of vanilla, leather, sandalwood, a hint of toast and a subtle, deeper earthy layer of forest floor and mushrooms. Succulent flavors on the palate: juicy, ripe red fruit and black plum, brambly blue fruits, fig compote, cocoa, and a dash of pipe tobacco and graphite. The smooth texture, mouth-watering acidity, and well-integrated tannins leave a silky finish.
The 2019 A to Z Oregon Pinot Noir is a ridiculously food-friendly, true Oregon wine with fruit, earth and spic notes.
This widely available Oregon Pinot avoids the sort of winemaking tricks that take away detail and specificity. It is broadly flavorful with brambly blackberry and black cherry fruit, along with a streak of licorice.
- Wine Enthusiast, 90 pts.