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2012 Estates Reserve Pinot Noir

2012 Estates Reserve Pinot Noir

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Our favorite barrels from one of Oregon's great vintages. The 2012 offers exceptional aromatics, with blackberry notes accented by cola, dark chocolate and exotic spice. High-toned floral aromas add interest to the rich fruit and spice. Berry, vanilla and sweet cherry liqueur are layered seamlessly over hints of earth and smoke. Deeply structured, this wine’s underlying minerality adds complexity to the silky textured finish.

"The 2012 Pinot Noir Estates Reserve was one of the best that I encountered during my whole trip, a sumptuous and opulent Pinot Noir in the vein of a fine Vosne-Romanée blessed with cashmere tannins and perfect acidity, yet with the necessary structure and tension to lend it animation and life.  This is very nicely focused.  Give it another 12-18 months in bottle and you will have a seriously fine Oregon Pinot Noir.  Bravo."

-Neal Martin, for Robert Parker's "The Wine Advocate."  April 2015


Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
"Vivid ruby-red. Deeply pitched dark berry preserve, cola and incense aromas show very good energy, with a smoky quality emerging as the wine opens in the glass. On the palate, juicy blackberry and cherry compote flavors are lifted and sharpened by a zesty mineral nuance and a hint of fresh flowers. Sweet vanilla and berry liqeuer notes build on the finish, which is firmed by youthful, deftly integrated tannins." -Josh Raynolds, Tanzer's International Wine Cellar Jul/Aug 14 Issue
94 points, Cellar Selection - Wine Enthusiast
Wine Specs
Pinot Noir
Yamhill-Carlton, Ribbon Ridge
Alcohol %
Wine Enthusiast
Stephen Tanzer's
Wine Advocate