Lot 565 2015 Rogue River Valley Pinot Noir

Lot 565
2015 Rogue River Valley Pinot Noir

A beautifully balanced, complex Pinot Noir that provides ample punch and carefully delineated flavors. Compare at $30 - $40 under the original label.
A beautifully balanced, complex Pinot Noir that will have broad appeal, providing ample punch but also carefully delineated flavors. Pale ruby in the glass, this Pinot starts with rose petal and earthy black cherry on the nose, opening up to reveal the warmer plum and brown baking spice notes with hints of pepper. Ample yet very refined on the palate, with perfect balance and emerging complexity that will definitely improve in the short term as this opens up in the bottle over the next month or two before settling in for longer term aging. Rich and concentrated on the palate with pretty yet ripe plum mingling peppery spice notes, this wine has plush texture and balance in a long, smooth, harmonious finish.

Style: Medium, Smooth

Flavors: Cherry, Plum, Spice

Cam Confidential

Lot 565 hails from just north of the CA/OR border in the Rogue River Valley. It's smack-dab in between San Francisco and Portland and, as with all good coastal regions good for growing Pinot Noir, has a mountain range between it and the ocean but with an accessible airway to let the cool ocean fogs roll in at night and provide nature's air-conditioning during the day. In this case, the Rogue River drainage at the western edge of the Rogue River appellation (known as the Illinois Valley) provides not just cool air ingress, but the well-drained soil structures necessary for lovely Pinot Noir.

Rogue River Valley is a rising star in the wine industry; compare at $30-$40 under the original label.