09 Rex Hill Willamette Valley Pinot Noir ($30) ☺☺

The Willamette Valley is famous for producing some great Pinot Noir. This winery is owned by the same team as the A to Z Wineworks team including Gregg Poppovich of San Antonio Spurs fame. The wine is typically Willamette Valley with its aromatic style with black fruit dominant as opposed to the Californian style. The wine had great balance and was evolving as we were drinking it. By the end of the meal it had gone through a great transition ending with a  long finish and structured tannins. This is a keeper for sure.

© John Holmes 2014