Willamette Valley AVA
ucked in the northwestern corner of the Willamette Valley, the David Hill Vineyards estate is a sprawling 150 acres, with 43 planted in grapevines. The vines that grew the grapes in this particular Pinot noir were planted by Charles Coury back in 1965, making them some of the oldest in the valley. From the block known as 21 (get it, blackjack?), this vintage was a warm year overall, producing fuller bodied Pinots than are usually found in Oregon wines. This wine is no exception– it’s lush and mouth-filling with distinct notes of sandalwood, ginger, raisins, eucalyptus and baking spices.