2018 Ecarte Southern Oregon Pinot Noir
92 Points - Wine Enthusiast
This 100% Pommard blend opens with aromatics of blueberry tart, warm soil, and an underlying layer of graphite. The blueberry line carries into the palate but shifts to bright cherry as the acid becomes more prevalent and the texture becomes more apparent. A moderate amount of new French oak provides additional weight and body to the fruit along with a subtle chocolate character on the finish. This is a very enjoyable wine today, but for those who can resist the temptation, they will be rewarded greatly in the future as the 2018 Ecarté has great aging potential.