Scott Paul, La Paulée, Pinot Noir 2014, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Tasting Note: A red-cherry, mostly-straightforward, Willamette pinot noir that would pair well with a midweek meal.
Medium-intensity ruby in color, this wine has a medium-intensity nose of red cherry, strawberry, blossom and red raspberry.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied pinot noir delivers supple, medium-intensity, red-fruit flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium acidity and ripe, medium tannin.
A lighter-styled, easygoing pinot noir.
Bottle Note: La Paulée: A Burgundian celebration commemorating the end of grape harvest. Our home in Carlton, Oregon (a 1915 brick creamery) is an ideal spot to revel in the virtues of pinot noir, as we pursue pinot perfection. Our sustainably farmed vineyards are among the Willamette Valley’s finest (and, dare we say, most perfect). Our 2014 bottling is a selection of superior lots from our blocks of Maresh Vineyard and Nysa Vineyard in the Dundee Hills along with Ribbon Ridge Vineyard and Azana Vineyard on Chehalem Mountain. Bold, bright, berry flavors unite with a bounty of rose, spice and cherry aromas.
Price: $39 (I paid $14)
Tasting Date: May 18, 2019