Alexana, Terroir Series Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA 2016
(at London, 31 Mar 2020)
Drinking Window: 2020 - 2023
Fruit for this rich Pinot was sourced from vineyards in five AVAs across the Willamette Valley. Forward aromas of vanilla and cherry lead to a dense, rich palate of cherryade and choc-dipped strawberries with structure from 10 months' ageing in French oak barrels, 28% new. Drinking well now, with developing autumnal characters coming through on the finish.