At about $20 a bottle, this wine will put a smile on your Valentine's face when you match it with a great meal for that special day. What's more, with a wonderful story and impeccable environmental credentials, it will make every sip more satisfying.
This is a winery with a mission statement:
"Our Purpose is to Produce Persuasively Good Oregon Pinot For People Uninterested in Pomp, Pretense or Posturing. A Populist Product That is Pure and Positively Progressive. Only Oregon Pinot Noir. Passionately Produced But Practically Packaged. The Perennial Taste of Planet Oregon at a Palatable Price. "
We served it on Thanksgiving to rave reviews after Howie Rubin at Bauer Wine & Spirits pointed it out to us. This is a wine that is big on flavor. The notes that Bauer sent out about it said:
"Planet Oregon Pinot noir is a lovely, garnet colored wine. A delectable aroma of fresh raspberries, just picked on a hot summer day, almost takes your breath away. An upfront juiciness follows through with mouthwatering flavors of raspberries, blackberries, and cherries, tinged with a suggestion of sweet baking spices and dried herbs. A pretty, easy to love wine, ready to drink. Close your eyes while drinking it and be taken to an Oregon vineyard on a perfect summer day."
In many fewer words let us say, we loved it from first sniff to final sip.
Yes, this is a great Oregon pinot at a great price. It has earned a reserved spot in our wine rack, welcome there anytime we see it on offer.
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Words: Penny & Ed Cherubino
Photography: © 2013 Penny & Ed Cherubino
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