RouteStock

California: Napa Valley, United States
California: Sonoma Coast, United States

Pinot Noir Route 99W, Willamette Valley – 2011

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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

    • Fermentation: Stainless steel for 8-10 days, cold soak and pressed at dryness
    • Barrel Aging: 6 months in 15% new French oak barrels and oak staves
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 95% Pinot Noir, 5% Other
    • Production (in cases): 6,136 cases
    • Production Case Pack: 12/750ml
    • Alcohol: 12.68%
    • TA: 6.2g/L
    • p H: 3.54
  • Tasting Notes

    • The 2011 Routestock Pinot Noir has a compelling nose of lavender, hibiscus, black tea, caramel and hard candy. The mouth is bright and structured with hints of cinnamon stick, cranberry and chai spice finishing with soft, velvety tannins.

      Made for RouteStock Cellars by our friends at Ponzi Vineyards.

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Reviews

  • Pinot Noir Route 99W, Willamette Valley – 2011 – 89 points, Top 100 Values – Wine Spectator

    "A refreshing example of Pinot, this light red offers a glowing core of raspberry and spice flavors."

  • Pinot Noir Route 99W, Willamette Valley – 2011 – 91 points, Best Buy – Wine & Spirits

    "An affordable classic from multiple sources, this cool vintage red has a bright cherry scent marked by a sanguine bottom note. The flavors are savory, the mid-palate generous and marked by a bergamot lift to the finish.”

  • Pinot Noir Route 99W, Willamette Valley – 2011 – 89 points, Daily Wine Picks – Wine Spectator Online

    "Light and refreshing, this features delicately crunchy tannins surrounding a glowing core of raspberry and spice, lingering attentively on the finish."

  • Pinot Noir Route 99W, Willamette Valley – 2011 – 89 points – Wine Spectator

    "Light and refreshing, this features delicately crunchy tannins surrounding a glowing core of raspberry and spice, lingering attentively on the finish."

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