WINE OF THE MONTH!
June 5, 2019 by PWM
2014 OWEN ROE PINOT NOIR
WILLAMETTE VALLEY, OR
$19.95 BTL./$102.00 6-PACK
“Our Field to your Glass.” Back where it all started! A few weeks before we hung the proverbial shingle outside of our business in Portland’s Hawthorne district I was introduced to an up & coming winemaker David O’Reilly who crafted the very first PWM Pinot Noir. This was several years before David help established Sineaan & then Owen Roe, two of the Northwest’s most sought after estates. So it seemed totally apropos that on our 25th anniversary we should tap David once again for his assistance.
“The 2014 vintage in Oregon may be remembered as the vintage of a lifetime. From bud break through harvest, growers and winemakers throughout the state experienced an almost ideal growing season that delivered a record amount of exceptional, balanced fruit.” – Wine Spectator.
This special bottling from Owen Roe is from fruit sourced from select vineyards in the Chehalem Range, Dundee & Yamhill Carlton producing a very Burgundian stled Pinot which opens with spicy oak aromas of vanilla, allspice and toasted coconut over a core of ripe red fruits—rhubarb pie, warm red cherries and raspberry preserves—with pretty red rose petal hints. Medium-bodied, it fills the mouth with sweet spice but has plenty of concentrated fruit to carry the oak, with lingering perfumed nuances. It’s got a great set of framing tannins and juicy acidity, finishing very long and layered. A Pinot Noir that is crafted by someone who obviously knows their Burgundy.