Black Magnolia Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2018
JS89: There’s an assertively spicy feel to the nose here with quite intense oak played into ripe red plums. The palate has the same intersection of assertive oak and ripe tannins with plum-biscuit flavors. Drink now. Screw cap.
WA88: Medium ruby-purple, the 2018 Black Magnolia Pinot Noir opens with touches of tar, potting soil and charcuterie, giving way to dried flowers, red currant, red cherry and autumn leaves. The palate is medium-bodied and earthy with a chewy frame and good freshness, finishing on a perfumed note.