The generous 2015 vintage delivered rich, dark color to the 2015 A to Z Oregon Pinot Noir. Stricking aromas of black cherries, blackberries, blueberries and raspberries are overlaid with a cornucopia of spices. As the wine opens, aromas expand to include pip tobacco, fennel and red currants. The palate initially mirrors the aromatics with complex, pure red and blue fruit flavors. As the wine moves across the palate, ripe, dusty tannins bracketed by juicy acidity give shape and definition to the powerful fruit flavors in harmony with a mineral quality, reminiscent of slate and graphite. The 2015 A to Z Pinot Noir is perhaps the most beautiful Pinot Noir we have made due to the perfect nature of the 2015 vintage in Oregon. While the stunning, complex, succulent 2015 A to Z Pinot Noir was built for near term drinking, this wine has great integrity and should have no problem aging for years to come.
Wine EnthusiastThis firm, chewy wine seems to have a spine of steel. It also has ample cherry fruit and some astringent, grippy tannins. Sealed with a screwcap, it will benefit from aggressive decanting or prolonged aeration before drinking.
Wine AdvocatePale to medium ruby-purple in color, the 2015 Oregon Pinot Noir gives a good intensity of warm red berry/red cherry cordial notes with a bit of baking spices and floral notes in the background. The medium-bodied palate is soft and juicy with a slight grip of chewy tannins and a red berry-laced finish.