Garnet red in the glass, the 2021 A to Z Wineworks Oregon Pinot Noir greets the nose with notes of bright berry (cherry, raspberry, strawberry, cranberry) coupled with slightly sweet aromas like grenadine syrup and cocoa as well as savory aromas (graphite, cut hay, cassis, Asian spices). The abundant red fruit profile including cherry, pomegranate, and raspberry follows on the palate along with hints of leather, rose petals and citrus zest. The oak is well-integrated and the acidity is beautifully vibrant, with perfect balance on the mid-palate supported by moderate, smooth tannins and modest alcohol. Easy to like, the 2021 A to Z Pinot Noir is fresh, juicy, and light on its feet.
Floral jasmine and Daphne flower notes are mesmerizing, with aromas of blueberry fruit leather and orange peel joining the fun. While black cherries are the dominant fruit flavor, the wine's fig, nutmeg and bacon fat flavors are mouthwatering. Sturdy tannins with restrained acidity.