Wine of the Week

Siduri Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2015

Knowing how I track vintages of wines, it came as no surprise to me the other day when I happened to open a bottle of the Siduri Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2015.  Now I've known Siduri for a long time and the quality of their wines.  I was also aware that 2015 was considered to be a very good vintage.  

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When I said I happened to open a bottle, that's just what I meant.  I didn't buy this wine, it was a wine left over from a tasting I had done, but I was in the mood for a lighter wine with my meal and thought this would do nicely.  Boy was I surprised.  When I poured this wine I didn't fully appreciate the wine in its entirety.  I knew it was good, but just not how much so in the short time I was pouring it versus the extra time I took to really enjoy and savoir the wine at dinner.  

I noticed how deep of a color the wine was when I first poured.  While the aroma was lighter than expected, when I finally took a sip and then another, I was hooked.  The dark berry flavor with hints of cherry are combined with a slight earthiness to offer up a complex and lasting flavor that just lingers in your mouth.  The winery calls this wine and vintage "the finest Willamette Valley Pinot Noir to date!"  Since I haven't had them all, I can't confirm or deny that, but from just tasting THIS wine, I can tell you, it is outstanding.  While not many ratings on this one yet, Vinous Media has given it a solid 90 Points.

This wine and vintage should be out there and available.  Prices seem to range around the $30 area, which is a little high, but I think worth it for the quality of the wine you receive.  This would be a great wine for lighter fare and one to impress your guests at your next get together.

Cheers