Oscar Peralta of Beyond.The.Taste unboxes our holiday pack features 3 wines from the 2017 vintage. Each wine is produced in the Yamhill Carlton AVA and each wine represents a unique terroir that is special to each vineyard site from within the appellation.
Tonight’s Occasion: 2017 Pinot Noir (Kalita Vineyard – Willamette Valley, OR) by Panther Creek Cellars, Woodinville, WA. Dark intense ruby color. Subtle aromatic nose with bright cherries, raspberries and a hint of sweet cola. An underlying wet mineral leather permeates the nose. This is its sense of place – Willamette Valley.
2016 Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley) by Panther Creek Cellars. Today’s occasion: 2016 Pinot Noir (Schindler Vineyard – Willamette Valley, OR) by Panther Creek Cellars, Woodinville, WA. Rich ruby color. Out of the bottle, nose is a little shy with notes of damp slate, and a touch of ripe berries. Swirl vigorously to unlock bursts of sweet cherry, damp leather consistent with sedimentary soils, and a crisp caramel consistent with neutral oak so faint, you’d likely miss it.
Oregon Wine Press Cellar Selects: April 2021 Agreeable Gris: Oregon’s prolific white easy to enjoy