The generous 2015 vintage delivered rich, dark color to the 2015 A to Z Oregon Pinot Noir. Striking aromas of black cherries, blackberries, blueberries and raspberries are overlaid with a cornucopia of spices. As the wine opens, aromas expand to include pipe 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.
Fresh and zesty, with vibrant cherry and orange peel flavors that dance along a perky, crisp finish. Drink now through 2021. 175,000 cases made. -TF - Wine Spectator Magazine 89 Points
This 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 Enthusiast Magazine 89 Points
Classic Oregon scents of strawberries and briary cherry lead in this vinous, assertive pinot noir. The finish is leesy and a bit phenolic; give it a chill and serve with duck sausage. - Wine & Spirits Magazine 89 Points