2018 Averaen Willamette Valley Pinot Noir [V91]


Producer: Averaen Wines
Willamette Valley, Oregon
Pinot Noir

Retail Price: $22.99
Our Price: $19.99

Featured in our Top 10 Under $20: Red Wine Edition blog post!

I’ve been very excited about this small-scale negociant ever since I tasted the inaugural release of their flagship wine.  This is textbook Willamette Valley Pinot Noir at a bargain price, showcasing outstanding fruit character from a world-class terroir that has become a serious player on the world stage.

Bottle Barn customers are no stranger to Adam Smith’s wines, as his initial success in building the Sonoma-based Banshee brand left a lasting impression on many value-seekers over the past several years.  He soon headed north and formed key partnerships with a host of reputable growers throughout Willamette’s six AVAs, all of which contribute fruit to this outstanding reference-point bottle that has gained a very devoted following in our store.

My first impression of the 2018 vintage is its striking floral character and red-fruited, spice-accented mid palate.  With more air comes darker berry flavors, harmonious tannins and a mineral streak on the finish that provides a true sense of place emanating from the young volcanic soils of the western valley.

The emphasis of Averaen’s style is on freshness and supple texture but this is by no means a timid expression of Pinot Noir, offering plenty of depth and backbone and taking the traditional place at the table where it will surely be able to handle the robust flavors of game meats, stews, BBQ or roast duck.  Keep an eye out for this rapidly up-and-coming producer. - Jordan Wardlaw, Import Wine Specialist

*Vintage date different than pictured. Price and availability in store may vary.

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