Reviewed by Tim Fish
Polished and persistent, offering expressive red and dark berry notes that show orange zest, stony mineral and spice accents, with refined tannins. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 728 cases made.
Pinotfile: VOL 11, ISSUE 5
Sips of Recently Tasted Willamette Valley Wines
June 25, 2017
by William “Rusty” Gaffney
A blend of barrels not used in the flagship or whole cluster bottlings. Aged 11 months in French oak barrels, 7% new. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Aromas of black cherry, Asian 5-spice and smoky timber. Rich and fully flavored, with a satisfying core of cherry fruit and welcome t n’a balance. A smoky, barnyard character is noted upon pouring the wine, but this tends to largely resolve over time in the glass. This rustic barnyard note is typical of Pinot Noir from this vineyard. A very good value.
2014 iOTA Cellars Not One iOTA Pinot Noir
February 9, 2017
by Michael Chelus
The wine showed a light ruby color. Cherry, cranberry, rhubarb, raspberry, loamy earth and whiffs of baking spice were each discernible on the nose. Cherry, cranberry, rhubarb, loamy earth, raspberry, oak and hints of vanilla followed on the palate where the vanilla emerged as the wine opened up. The wine exhibited great structure and length, along with soft tannins. This wine would do well alongside a hearty dish of Coq Au Vin.