2019 Averaen Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
ABOUT THIS WINE:
The vineyards span the Willamette’s sub-AVAs, enabling Avaraen to create a wine that is a true representation of the Valley as a whole – playing off each site’s specific personality and complementary nature to create a harmonious blend.
Winemaking: Fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel and neutral foudre followed by 10 months aging in Remond, Damy, Cavin, and Stockinger barrels.
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER:
Winemaker Adam Smith has made wine at Shea Cellars, Domaine Serene, and has made all three vintages of the highly sought-after new project from Meo-Camuzet. Adam is a superstar winemaker who knows every grower in the Valley. Fruit is sourced from top sought after sites at a cost significantly lower than Sonoma Coast giving you wine that way over-delivers on quality while keeping the price reasonable.