J.C. Somers Vintner 2021 Pinot Noir, La Colina, Dundee Hills

Item Number: 19407

UPC: None

Country: USA
Region: Oregon
Sub Region: Willamette Valley
Appellation/AVA: Dundee Hills
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vineyard Designation: La Colina Vineyard
Vintage: 2021
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5

Winemaker Notes: " La Colina Vineyard is a vineyard I have always referred to as "secret sauce". In my former winemaking life I was creating much larger Dundee Hills Pinot Noir blends for the national market. Year after year the barrels I selected to do a single vineyard "La Colina Pinot Noir" were sacrificed into the blend, it always elevated the wine in such a positive way it had to be done. This is a classic Dundee Hills site and is farmed by my friend George Hillberry. When I started this new project I was fortunate that George had a small block left and it beautifully complements my other Dundee Hills Pinot Noir wines. We have 1 acre of the Pommard clone. This wine made from the Pommard block 3 gives the classic dusty cherry aromas and a spicy finish." - Jay Somers

Reviews

  • Wine Enthusiast
    Rating: 92 (11/1/2023)

    (Cellar Selection) Wow. Raspberry chewing gum, rose petals and popped sweetcorn aromas are quite the introduction. There's a nice bit of acidity here, but this medium-bodied wine's hefty tannins have yet to unwind. Black cherry and black tea flavors are powerful, with a slightly chewy texture. Enjoy 2024-2034.

  • Paul Gregutt's Northwest Wine Guide
    Rating: 91 (1/12/2024)

    This opens with black cherry fruit and highlights of roasted coffee beans. There’s a youthful sharpness to the mid-palate, and then a fade into darker phenolic flavors of seed and scorched earth, black olive and slightly bitter tannins.