Colene Clemens Pinot Noir Dopp Creek 2018
Region: Chehalem Mountains, Willamette Valley, Oregon
The overall character of the wine seems to be dominated by a solid, dense core of dark red to black fruits with a firmer underlying tannic structure compared to previous years. While more pronounced tannins can sometimes be of concern, we feel that the intensity and depth of the fruit is ample and deep enough to balance them out and also provide the potential for longer term aging. While many will enjoy these wines in the near term, a little patience will reward you even more.
Thanksgiving Pairing Ideas:
A bolder pinot noir, this is a pinot great for roasted brussel sprouts, carrots, and other veggies. It will keep developing in the glass so from the start to the end of the meal. Definitely not a one-dimensional wine!