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2014 Thistle Wines Estate Grown, Organic Dundee Hills, Oregon Pinot Noir

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This food-friendly wine offers notes of ripe cranberry, black cherry, rhubarb pie, smoke, toast and cedar.

Varietal: Pinot Noir Vintage: 2014
Brand: Thistle Wines
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About This Wine

Great passion is required for crafting world-class wine.

There is no shortage of passion between Jon and Laura Jennison. In 1996, they moved their family to Oregon to pursue the dream of making wine from their own organically-farmed vineyard. “The kids are taller than Mom now, but the dream has become reality,” Jon says with a smile.

The Jennisons’ quest ultimately took them to a beautiful hillside in Dundee. The vines are planted in the rich, red volcanic soil, and the grapes they produce are minimally handled in the cellar to capture the essence of the vineyard in the finished wines. It’s a true family operation. As Laura puts it, “If we don't do it, it doesn't get done!”

The 2014 Thistle Pinot Noir shows fresh, persistent acidity and medium, round tannins, with a finish that’s very long. It’s a delicious example of the Jennisons’ passion for their pursuit.

About Pinot Noir

Very sensitive to climate and handling in winery, this fickle grape of Burgundy yields low tannin and acidity, medium colors and lifespan. Classic berry, cherry and currant flavors, silky textures typically balanced with spicy or floral tones.

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Tasting Notes

  • Grape Composition:100% Pinot Noir
  • Grape Source:Estate Organic Vineyard in Oregon’s Dundee Hills
  • Aromas & Flavors:Ripe Cranberry, Black Cherry, Rhubarb Pie and Hints of Toast and Smoke
  • Aging Vessels:French Oak Barrels (30% First Fill)
  • When to Drink:Now Through 2022
  • Food Pairing Suggestion:blackened salmon with orzo and feta.

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