Rex Hill Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon 2016
100% Pinot Noir
Willamette Valley, Oregan, U.S.A.
REX HILL’s winemaking philosophy is simple: with great integrity and honesty they craft the finest wines they can aiming to truly represent their origins and varietal character. In order to accomplish this philosophy and goal, they farm their own vineyards biodynamically and carefully select growers to work with who share their intentions in the vineyard. They lower yields where needed to insure fully ripened fruit and then work hard to pick at the best possible physiological moment.
The 2016 REX HILL Willamette Valley Pinot Noir opens with heady, ripe fruit notes of black cherry, raspberry, black plum, red currant and blackberry. Floral aromas arise of lavender and violet along with tomato leaf, rhubarb and peppercorn with a hint of French Oak. The palate has impressive structure, balance, and acidity, with integrated oak notes and red and black fruit flavors. While drinking well now, this is a Pinot Noir built for aging and will grow more complex over the next 15 to 20 years.