Alexana Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017
|Region||United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley|
Refined and well-structured, with expressive raspberry and rose petal aromas that open to densely layered cherry, stony mineral and black tea flavors, building tension toward fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2026.
Vivid ruby. Aromas of smoke-accented black raspberry, cherry and pungent flowers pick up hints of licorice and succulent herbs with aeration. Juicy and broad on entry, offering bitter cherry and dark berry flavors that pick up a spicy nuance and become livelier on the back half. The floral note returns on a long, subtly tannic finish that betrays no rough edges.
This multi-vineyard blend puts a pretty, toasty frame around plum and cherry fruit. The oak influence is well-balanced throughout, and the wine has the sort of fresh appeal that suggests enjoying it during the next couple of years while the winery's vineyard selects grab a bit more bottle age.