Scott Paul, La Paulée Pinot Noir 2015, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Tasting Note: An elegant Oregon pinot noir to serve slightly chilled and to pair with summer.
Medium-intensity ruby in color, this wine has a medium-intensity nose of red cherry, strawberry, black plum, fresh raspberry and blossom.
On the palate the dry, medium-plus-bodied pinot noir delivers gentle, medium-plus-intensity, red-and-black-fruit flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium acidity and completing with a floral, medium finish.
There is midpalate complexity, varietal typicity and flavor integration.
A pinot noir worthy of its name.
Tasting 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 sustainability 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. Pure. Oregon. Pinot Noir.
Price: $40 (I paid $14)
Tasting Date: May 27, 2019