A well-balanced, complex and delicately delicious wine from NakedWines.com, the Scott Kelley Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.
Sample submitted for review. This post includes affiliate links. The Scott Kelley Willamette Valley Pinot Noir has an SRP of $33.99 and is available to NakedWines.com Angels for $19.99.
I spent the summers of my youth fly fishing for Steelhead with my father on the rivers of Oregon. Since becoming a winemaker, my dream has always been to return there to make great Pinot Noir. Thank you Angels for helping make this dream a reality.
You help me source this Pinot Noir from dry-farmed, hillside vineyards in the heart of the state. In the cellar, I’m free to use concrete and oak fermenters to enhance the complex aromas and elegance that we know as Oregon Pinot Noir.
As we mentioned in one of our previous NakedWines.com wine reviews, one of the things we enjoy about their club is that they enlist highly regarded, established winemakers to craft their wines. That is definitely the case with today’s wine made by the Scott Kelley, a former winemaker for Robert Mondavi and Estancia.
The 2017 Scott Kelley Willamette Valley Pinot Noir begins with a very pleasing aroma of black cherry, cola, mint, just a touch of green pepper and some gentle floral notes. Tasting the medium-bodied wine reveals it to be smooth and full of lovely cherry, cranberry and other berry fruit with plenty of spice. You’ll also find more cola along with licorice and black tea and just a bit of a vegetal undertone. It ends dry with a long finish of toasty oak under the lingering fruit. This is a really well-balanced, complex and delicately delicious Pinot Noir.
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