Averaen Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2016
Regular price $20.00
Vinous 90 Points!
This new producer has jumped right into the mix with a strong lineup of wines for their first vintage, including a high-scoring range of single-vineyard wines. This is their entry level offering. The owners are experienced winery operators from Sonoma, and they hired Adam Smith to make the wines -- and he's been around, including stints at Bethel Heights, Domaine Serene, Shea Wine Cellars and the high-profile Nicholas Jay project.
From Vinous: "Limpid ruby-red. Ripe, spice-accented cherry and boysenberry scents, along with hints of woodsmoke, mocha and camphor. Fleshy and seamless in texture, offering gently sweet dark berry, mint and spicecake flavors that become livelier with aeration. Closes smooth and smoky, featuring repeating cherry character and gentle tannins that come in late. -- Josh Raynolds.'