Averaen Pinot Noir 2021, Willamette Valley , Oregon

“The cornerstone of our winery. Sourced from over fifteen vineyards which span the Willamette’s sub-AVAs, we vinify each component separately and then blend for a varietally accurate and authentic representation of the Valley as a whole – playing off each site’s specific personality and complementary nature to create harmony and deliciousness.” Averaen works with growers whose vineyards span the Willamette Valley’s sub-AVAs, from the warmer climes of the Dundee Hills to the chilly Van Duzer Coridor. Winemaking | Fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel and neutral foudre followed by 10 months aging in Remond, Damy, Cavin, and Stockinger barrels. Tasting Notes | Textbook Willamette Valley Pinot Noir with juicy, fresh fruit and berry flavors – think dark cherry, cranberry, blackberry, more cherry. Clove, mocha, blood orange and vanilla accents abound adding complexity. The texture is ripe and plush with a line of acid running through to keep the wine vibrant. The wine is all about focus, electricity, and verve.