Irvine Vineyards 2009 Pinot Noir
Vineyard: Fortmiller Vineyard in Talent
Winemaker: Linda Donovan
Recognition: Southern Oregon World of Wine Festival double gold
Pairs with: Salmon, lighter meats and most anything grilled.
Tasting notes: 100 percent pinot noir delivers earthy qualities, dark cherry, cardamom, cocoa and a savory touch of Chinese 5 spice. The 2010 Pinot Noir ($35) won a silver medal at WOW and is more available.
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