2013 Angela Estate Pinot noir

2013 Angela Estate Pinot noir2013 Angela Estate Pinot noir

Yamhill-Carlton sub AVA
Willamette Valley AVA


n our book, Angela Estate wines never fail to deliver! With a tasting room located rather conveniently on Hwy 99W in Dundee, it’s easy to drop in and taste their entire lineup– and we suggest that you do.

The 2013 vintage in the Willamette Valley was one not many Oregon winemakers are likely to forgot. As harvest approached, the remnants of a typhoon hit our shores and literally dumped inches of rain on the state. There are all kinds of arguments on whether the grapes harvested pre-rain or post-rain made better wine. But we’re not here to make judgements other than to say that we think the vintage seems to be coming into its own after a tad more time in the bottle.

The 2013 Angela Estate Pinot noir can best be described as vivacious. With aromas of Willamette Valley forest floor and cherry cola, this wine really becomes a party once sipped. The Winerabblers loved the acidity in this wine. We tasted tart cranberries and red cherries, along with earthy notes of pencil lead, followed by a chocolate mocha finish.

Truly bright and lively, pair this acid-driven Pinot with a wild mushroom frittata, crisp roast duck or tuna casserole complete with potato chips on top.

SRP $48.


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  1. Megan Joy Reply

    I’m not a big drinker, but since I moved to Portland I feel like I have to start trying more local wines. This one sounds amazing!

    • Michele Francisco
      Michele Francisco Reply

      Hi Megan- welcome to Portland! We live near one of the greatest wine regions in the world so I highly encourage you to explore it! And please share your favs as you find them. Cheers, Michele

  2. Erin @ Platings and Pairings Reply

    The 2013 vintage is one of my favorites to date! I’ll need to give Angela Estate a try. I’m particularly fond of cherry cola flavors in my pinots!

    • Michele Francisco
      Michele Francisco Reply

      So am I, Erin! We just tasted a 2013 Willamette Valley Pinot with a touch of gingerbread on the palate. After a period where many of the 13s had a sour/bitter component to them, they’re finally coming around and turning into lovely wines! Thanks for stopping by, Michele

  3. Carmine Campione Reply

    Funny but true; I love the pencil lead aspects in a great balanced wine!
    I associate it with the 100 point Harlands that I love and other greats as well.
    I will try this one, soon. Thanks Michele!

    • Michele Francisco
      Michele Francisco Reply

      You’re welcome Carmine! Please let me know what you think after you try it. Michele

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