2020 Ecarte Southern Oregon Pinot Noir
Ripe strawberry, incense, oolong tea, and a late emerging red cherry open the nose of this richly styled wine. Quite plush for a Pinot Noir, the density creates a supple foundation for flavors of red raspberry, black cherry, and secondary flavors of tea and barrel spice to come together in a unique fashion. However, the acid profile doesn’t let the density get out of hand and creates a nice tension with the young and taut tannins. This is a Pinot that will satisfy the bold seekers but retains the nuance that defines Oregon Pinot noir.