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Lavinea Tualatin Estate Pinot Noir 2016 (Willamette Valley)
Region: Willamette Valley, OR
Winery: Lavinea
Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2016
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Description: Brilliant and deep purple with a youthful purple edge, lovely initial aromas of rose petals, raspberry cobbler and exotic spices opens in the glass elegantly to fragrant orange blossoms, mixed stone fruit aromas intertwine with lavender notes on a distinctive bedrock character. A smooth entry and soft palate travels along seamlessly, with an elegant texture that lingers on a fresh and focused cherry core. The wine comes full circle with bright pie cherry and pomegranate notes travels along the seamless finish with supple yet youthful tannins.


Publication Score Comments
Wine Spectator 92 FOR THE 2016 VINTAGE Graceful and elegantly complex, with rose petal and raspberry aromas accented by river stone, blueberry and green tea flavors that glide toward polished tannins. Drink now through 2024. 239 cases made.
Wine Enthusiast 91 FOR THE 2016 VINTAGE This 44-year-old vineyard was picked early, keeping finished alcohol well below last year's bottling. Clean Bing cherry fruit with a lovely seam of mocha washing over and through the palate makes this especially inviting for near-term drinking.