Uncovering the Mystery of Oregon Pinot Noir in Rickreall, Oregon
Until you taste a pinot noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon, you don’t know what you’re missing. Winemakers in this eye-catching region produce phenomenal Burgundian-style pinot noirs, especially at Cherry Hill Winery. Surrounded by vigorous, thriving vines and sited on rolling hillsides, the winery’s striking setting evokes the enclosed vineyards of Pommard. With near perfect grape-growing conditions, the pinot noirs made here articulately express the local terroir. It’s as if the soil, climate, and sunlight are speaking to you from the glass. The Sweeney Pinot Noir Reserve, in particular, will clutch at your heart and imagination and never let go. Its ruby mantle disguises a deeply mysterious and complex perfume of dark cherries and cinnamon that entices you to explore its depths. This is a contemplative wine that evolves slowly in the glass to become a sensuous temptress that will haunt your palate and keep you searching for its inexorable core.