Origin: Temperance Hill Vineyard Eola- Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon, U.S.A.
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Dark cherry and blackberry aromas with black pepper, cinnamon/clove spices and cedar smoke. The mouth begins with a big hit of smoky spice and black raspberry with notes of roasted chilies and dried plums. The finish has loads of substantial skin tannins with plenty of juicy acidity that elevates the pallet, maintaining ample ripe flavors long into the finish. This is an especially intense Temperance Hill, reflecting the small berries and full ripeness achieved in 2018. This wine will stand up to blackened fish and grilled ribs with a smoky barbeque sauce without a problem. Its remarkably concentrated and will drink beautifully well past a dozen years.
Food Pairing Notes
Salmon, lamb chops, pork tenderloin and simply prepared grilled foods.