Averaen Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2018
AVERÆN opens with aromatic plumes of red fruits and earth - spiced raspberry and macerated strawberry aromas are blackened by sappy/maple tones and elevated by fresh-cut flowers, cardamom and sanguine notes. A lively and explosive entry of summer berries gives way to a decked-out mid-palate wrapping the red-blue berry character around a generous core of sage, allspice and licorice. Tightly knit layers of fruit, earth and oak & stem derived tannins provide a long, electrifying finish.
Fruit sourced from six Willamette Valley AVAs and well over a dozen vineyards combines in this sweetly fruity wine. Pretty plum and marionberry flavors are enhanced with a light touch of herbs, putting a frame around the finish.