Solena Cellars Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Grande Cuvee 2015
Laurent and Danielle Montalieu purchased this 8-acre estate in 2000 as their wedding gift to each other. Today, Soléna produces Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from their estate vineyards as well as from other special sites in the Willamette Valley. The Grande Cuvee is loaded with black cherry, plum and blackberry notes, giving way to licorice and earth. A balanced style and one of Oregon’s top Pinot Noir values.
JS92: "This shows lots of complexity on the nose in terms of smoke, leather and tar as well as dried strawberries and rose petals. The palate is very structured with driven acidity, firm tannins and a savory yet rounded finish. Drink now." - James Suckling