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2016 Lavinea Temperance Hill Pinot NoirPinot Noir from United States

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  • 95 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
  • 93 Wine Enthusiast
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About

95

Limpid ruby-red. Spice-accented raspberry and cherry aromas, along with hints of woodsmoke, incense and candied flowers. Silky and focused on the palate, offering concentrated red fruit and floral pastille flavors that turn sweeter as the wine opens up. Fine-grained tannins lend shape to an extremely long, spice-tinged finish that shows outstanding clarity and building florality. Isabelle Meunier told me that she is not inclined to do punchdowns for her Temperance Hill as "there is plenty of structure there already" and she doesn't want to exaggerate it by working the fruit too hard. (31% new French oak)" 6/19

93 Wine Enthusiast

All of Lavinea's wines are deftly detailed, but none more than this. Citrus, rosemary, wet rock and well-ripened tannins add complexity to the core of blueberry and brandied cherry fruit. Beautifully balanced and long, it's coming together nicely and should continue to improve over the next half decade or more. PAUL GREGUTT

Product Detail

Item # 123391
Country United States
Region Oregon
Sub-Region Willamette Valley
Ratings

95 - Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media

93 - Wine Enthusiast

Vintage 2016
Color Red
ABV 13.6%
Varietal(s) Pinot Noir
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste ripe cherry, plum, strawberry, raspberry and mushroom
Nose barnyard, cherry, plum, game and tomato