Solena Cellars Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Grande Cuvee 2016 375ml
After successful careers within the Oregon wine industry, spouses Laurent Montalieu and Danielle Andrus-Montalieu purchased an 8-acre estate to commemorate their marriage in 2000. Soléna is the combination of the Spanish and French words 'Solana' and 'Solene' celebrating the sun and moon, and is the name the winemaking couple gave to daughter. The Grande Cuvee Pinot Noir is deep, bright red in color with vibrant red fruit and a hint of baking spaces on the palate.
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