Castle Rock Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, 2009

Our Castle Rock Pinot Noir is produced from grapes grown in Oregon's Willamette Valley. Sheltered by the Cascade Mountains, this area is on the same latitude as France's Burgundy region, and in the past thirty years it has gained international recognition as one of the most prestigious appellations for this cool-climate varietal. This elegant medium-bodied wine offers aromas of cherry and spice. On the palate the wine gives flavors of berries, cinnamon, buck cherry, sweet vanilla, oak and floral notes, with a long, velvety finish. This versatile wine pairs well with lamb, chicken, veal, salmon and light pasta dishes. Alc 13.5 by vol.