Pinot Noir Temperance Hill 2013MADE BY ST. INNOCENT WINERY IN SALEM, OREGON
Everybody's crazy about Pinot Noir lately, and for good reason. It’s light-bodied but complex, drinkable when young, even better with age. And St. Innocent Temperance Hill 2013 is a showstopping example.
Mellow, yet complex, it's got a lot of dark cherry and berry fruitiness, but with intriguing smoke and spice. Soft tannins (you know, that create that slightly puckery feeling inside your cheeks?) make it a food-friendly wine, without being too dry.
It’s spectacular right now and will only get better with age. (Like us.)
Interesting tidbit: The certified-organic grapes come from 2 blocks of a small vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills district of the Willamette Valley.
tip of the tongue
This wine is amazing with simple grilled meat, fish and vegetables.