Eveningland eola

Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills 2012

Evening Land Vineyards

Red, velvety and rich with dark purple in color and ruby edges. The nose shows baking spice, anise, dark cherry cola, fresh blackberry and ripe strawberries. On the palate, there is a robust, silky attack which shows a generous amount of brambleberry and spice. The tannins focus as the wine finishes with a slightly mineral and balanced structure giving the wine an unmistakably long finish.

Country:
USA
Region:
Willamette Valley
Appellation/ava:
Eola-Amity Hills
Vintage:
2012
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
Pinot Noir
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
93

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Aging:
French oak barrels (14 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Organic
Estate:
Yes
Alcohol percentage:
13.8
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
770

Reviews

  • "93 points. Silky, expressive and minerally, this medium-weight red layers its blackberry, black cherry, tar and river stone flavors and aromatics on an open frame, lingering easily on the polished finish. Drink now through 2022. 770 cases made." (Wine Spectator)
  • "91 points. The 2012 Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir comes mainly from the Eola Springs Vineyard and new plantings from the Seven Springs Vineyard. It was completely de-stemmed, undergoes a natural ferment and aged in used French barrels for 14 months. It is bridled with a crisp and focused bouquet with blackberry and blueberry to the fore. There is good vivacity here, with a light touch of brine coming through with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe black cherry and blueberry fruit, a saline seam that becomes more prominent toward the finish with touches of baking powder and dried orange rind. The length is quite impressive here, that spicy tincture lingering long after the wine has departed. There's few Oregon Pinot Noirs that match the quality for just four ten dollar bills." (Wine Advocate)

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