Westmount Wine Company Westmount Pinot Noir Review
Surprisingly exceptional value. I love Pinot Noir and have had more than my fair share of gems from Sta. Rita Hills. Generally I very much like Willamette Valley Pinot, too, with a preference for Yamhill-Carlton.
Wine review by: Jessyca Frederick |
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About this Wine
From this winery: Westmount Wine Company
Wine color/style: Red wine
Grape variety or blend: Pinot noir
Westmount Pinot Noir: What I think
Surprisingly exceptional value. I love Pinot Noir and have had more than my fair share of gems from Sta. Rita Hills. Generally I very much like Willamette Valley Pinot, too, with a preference for Yamhill-Carlton and, like in California, anything made with my favorite clones (115, 667 and 777, in case you’re wondering).
What I love more than anything else is a round, juicy, red fruit Pinot with smooth tannins and a long finish. These are things I don’t find enough of in most of Willamette’s Pinot Noir, and rarely find in a Pinot that costs less than $45. I stand corrected. This Westmount blew me away for value and it is a beautiful fruit-forward Pinot Noir that everyone should try.
Last updated: August 2, 2023
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