Behind the Cork™ - Wine of the Week


2015 Left Coast Cellars Truffle Hill Pinot Noir ($42)

This Truffle Hill Pinot Noir is another excellent offering from Oregon’s Left Coast Cellars. It gets its name from the five-acre vineyard that is also home to four acres of European Black Truffle-inoculated hazelnut trees, shrub roses and holly oaks.

Produced from 100% Wadenswil 3309 clone Pinot Noir, it is fermented in 65% French oak and 35% stainless steel. Then, it spends 19 months aging in 70% French oak and 30% neutral French oak.

As is with most Pinot Noir from Oregon’s Willamette Valley, this one has black fruit and forest floor aromas, crisp raspberry along with dark fruit flavors of plum, currant, and black cherry. It has firm tannin and distinct acidity on the finish.

This is a delightful Pinot Noir that should be on your watch list. It’s a good one!

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