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Pinot Noir Route 99W, Willamette Valley – 2009

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  • Introduction

    • RouteStock Cellars crafts wines from the signature varietals grown along the wine routes one travels when visiting the world’s most celebrated wine regions. We are pleased to share with you our Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, inspired by the serenity of Route 99W which meanders its way through the picturesque and sublime Oregon wine country.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Willamette Valley
  • Vinification

    • Barrel Aging: 7 months in French oak
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 97% Pinot Noir, 3% Syrah
    • Production (in cases): 8,042 cases
    • Production Case Pack: 12/750ml
    • Alcohol: 13.55%
    • TA: 5.9g/L
    • p H: 3.66
  • Tasting Notes

    • Our Pinot Noir is a fresh, pleasing wine that captures the character of the Willamette Valley in Oregon. The color is a light, translucent ruby hue characteristic of Pinot Noir. The bouquet reveals notes of raspberry, baked cherries, violets and orange zest with a hint of herbs. On the palate, look for notes of raspberry, cranberry and spice enveloped in a light, food-friendly acidity. This wine will continue to improve in bottle for the next two to three years. Made for RouteStock Cellars by our friends at Ponzi Vineyards.

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  • Pinot Noir Route 99W, Willamette Valley – 2009 – 89 points, Top Value – Wine Spectator

    “Light, velvety and appealing for its mineral-accented red berry and spice flavors, lingering easily against refined tannins on the finish. Shows finesse and depth.”

  • Pinot Noir Route 99W, Willamette Valley – 2009 – 91 points, Best Buy – Wine & Spirits

    "...this affordable red has a high-toned kirschwasser scent with a touch of raspberry, reminiscent of Beaujolais. Hints of smoke and root spice tug at the generous fruit. A simple pinot for a picnic."

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