The 2015 A to Z Essence of Oregon Pinot Noir is a brilliant burgundy color from rim to center. Classic Pinot Noir fruit aromas of Bing cherries, raspberry jam, fresh boysenberries and plum compote are joined by appealing floral and herbal notes like violets, iris and peony roses with marjoram, bay leaf and white pepper.
On the attack, the wine shows off the intensity and purity of the 2015 Oregon vintage with intense flavors of red, blue and black fruits. The mid-palate is impeccably balanced with succulent acidity matching firm tannins and beautifully ripe fruit flavors. The wine builds towards a very long finish with lingering flavors of lifted cherry, dusty earth, smoke and hints of iron, 5-spice and vanilla. Drink now through 2025.