Lots of red fruit, overripe strawberry and black cherry, with some sage, fennel and wax, on the nose. The palate matches the nose, plus a bit of allspice. It also has a certain savoriness, a silky umami, that makes the overall impression far more than the sum of the individual flavors.

WHO: Andrew Rich
WHAT: Pinot Noir
WHERE: Willamette Valley, OR
WHEN: 2006
HOW MUCH: $35
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