About This Wine
It is one of the most diverse, most beautiful stretches of land on planet Earth.
It is the Willamette Valley of Oregon, where there are enough scenic waterfalls, vast fields of flowers, covered bridges and winding rivers to fill months of Sunday drives. It’s a valley where organic livestock is sold to local restaurants that have gained reputations far and wide as culinary destinations.
And, of course, it is a valley filled with wineries — more than 700 of them — producing world-class bottlings of Riesling, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. Among them is Colonial Wine Co., where the specialty of the house is Pinot Noir.
With microclimates mirroring France’s Burgundy appellation, Willamette Valley is known for Pinot Noir that is fruitful and, based on each vintner’s preference for barrel aging, engagingly spicy as well. The 2015 Colonial Wine Co. Pinot Noir is bright, fresh and crisp — a beautiful wine from a beautiful place.
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.
- Grape Composition:100% Pinot Noir
- Grape Source:Willamette Valley Growing Region of Oregon
- Aromas & Flavors:Red Cherry, Strawberry, Cracked Pepper & Boysenberry
- When to Drink:Now Through 2019
- Food Pairing Suggestion:a charcuterie plate.
14 recipes match for this wine.
Green Salad With Cranberry Vinaigrette With almost any type of salad, we suggest Sauvignon Blanc as a well-matched wine. But because of the cranberry flavor featured in this recipe, you may want to try a wine that includes cranberry among its aromas and flavors. We tried it with a lighter-bodied Pinot Noir, and it turned out to be an intriguing and enticing combination. Get The Recipe
Pork Tenderloin With Tart Cherry Port And Caraway Sauce This delicious recipe from Sonoma County's J. Fritz Winery matches beautifully with almost any red wine. It makes 4 to 6 servings. Get The RecipeSmoked Duck A La Orange Just in case this year's California wildfires impart a smoky flavor to vintage 2008 wines, here's a recipe that will match up nicely. Otherwise, try this dish - developed by Garre Winery Executive Chef Ty Turner -- with naturally smoky wines such as Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Pinot Noir, Syrah. Get The Recipe