99 West

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Wine Type: Red Wine

Country: United States

Region: Willamette Valley (Oregon)

Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir

Tasting Notes: Aromas of black cherry, sweet earth, rose petal, sage, and leather. The palate has notes of black currants, loads of spice, bramble, and marionberry. Silky and sweet tannins on the finish.

Aging: Aged in French oak, 25% new, for nine months.

International Wine Report: “The 2021 Pinot Noir from 99 West is red fruit driven on the nose with nuances of fresh cherries being predominant, it also shows notes of dried herbs, dried spices, flowers and earth tones. The palate is medium-bodied with nice acidity keeping it fresh through the finish.”

James Suckling: “This is earthy, with notes of spice box and black licorice and a ripe berry fruit backbone. Medium-bodied, juicy and pretty straightforward, with crunchy acidity and a flavorful finish. Drink now.”

91 points, International Wine Report (2018, 2021)
90 points, James Suckling (2021)