About This Wine
In 2016, Wine Enthusiast Magazine named it “Wine Region of the Year.”
We speak of the Willamette Valley, the region that put Oregon wine on the map. Valley growers and winemakers produce numerous varieties of grapes and wines, but its most famous contribution to the world of wine is Pinot Noir.
With wine, location is the key ingredient. Each bottle showcases an authentic characteristic of the soil, climate and temperature of the region. The words “Willamette Valley” denote a specific place where the wine was produced and the grapes were grown, and this is the home of RHEA, where Pinot Noir is made in a style that is easy to love.
The 2016 vintage, in particular, is stellar. Fresh and easy drinking, it’ a wine that’s ready to be enjoyed now while other reds age on your rack. And it's a tasty example of why the Willamette Valley is attracting so much acclaim.
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:Raspberry, Cherry Lollipop, Cranberry, Black Tea and a Hint of Vanilla
- When to Drink:Now Through 2020
- Food Pairing Suggestion:braised chicken and mushroom risotto.
14 recipes match for this wine.
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 Recipe
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
Smoked 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