2016 Left Coast Cali’s Cuvée Pinot Noir ($24)
Left Coast Cellars is located in Oregon’s Willamette Valley where Pinot is king. It’s 100% Pinot Noir, fermented in stainless steel and aged in 100% French oak for nine months.
The Pinot’s from Willamette Valley tend to be bigger, fuller flavors than a Sonoma Pinot. And, this one is no exception. It starts with forest-floor aromas and includes big black fruit flavors, especially black cherry. You also get dark raspberry, black tea and bitter chocolate along with mild tannin.
This one was on my Thanksgiving table and paired nicely with everything. Keep an eye out for it. Like all wines featured as a Behind the Cork™ - Wine of the Week it is quite attainable and affordable. Cheers!
Disclosure of Wine Sample Submission: I received this wine at no cost for review. The opinions expressed are entirely my own.
Sample Provided by Will Rogers of Donna White Communications