2013 The Four Graces, "Estate" Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Press and Tasting Notes

One would be hard pressed to find a better-reared bottle of Pinot Noir. The Four Graces Pinot Noir is soft, silky and readily approachable. The aroma profile exhibits hints of wild strawberry, raspberry and red cherry. The mouth feel is lush and inviting, with ripe red berry and black cherry flavors. Exhibiting bright fruit, great viscosity and fin ... Read More »

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Featured September 08, 2008

THE REVIEW

For my birthday, I recently received a fancy fish cooking thing-a-ma-bob; it was a great gift since I enjoy dabbling in the kitchen. I had to start using my new toy immediately and made an amatuer's attempt at a professionally prepared grilled salmon. The fish was great, but not as good as the Pinot Noir we enjoyed with it: 2006 The Four Graces Pinot Noir from the Dundee Hills of the Willamette Valley in Oregon.
    Four Graces is one of Oregon’s most exciting new Pinot Noir producers. (Four Graces refers to the vineyard owner's four children). The wine is enticing, vibrant, dark ruby-purple in color but not “extracted;” it displays ripe pomegranate and cranberry on the palate, laced with earth notes as well as spice tones indigenous to the Dundee Hills. The velvety texture, balanced acidity, and integrated tannins blend beautifully into an elegant finish.
    The wine is a perfect weight for late summer or early autumn evenings. It is hefty enough to accompany grilled lamb, grilled salmon (regardless of your tools on hand) yet gentle enough to pair with a salad, and an absolute perfect match for sushi. Enjoy! Read More »

Region

Oregon

Oregon is recognized as one of the premier wine growing regions in the world.  It is best known for its world-class Pinot Noir, grown predominantly in the Willamette Valley.  There, Pinot Noir tends to take a bit of Burgundy's and California's best attributes:  a bit of the dry, mineral ... Read More »

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