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2014 Helioterra Willamette Valley Pinot noir

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2014 Helioterra Willamette Valley Pinot noir

2014 Helioterra Willamette Valley Pinot noir

Willamette Valley
Oregon

Cork enclosure

Bright cherry red, this Pinot was so pretty in the glass but the beauty didn’t end with the color! It’s no secret that the Winerabblers are fond of Anne Hubatch’s wines, finding them to be very feminine and almost delicate in nature. And year after year, she improves her craft, delivering wines that exceed our expectations.

Considering the 2014 growing season in the Willamette Valley was pretty warm, resulting in bigger, bolder Pinots, Anne was able to wrangle hers back into a more restrained wine. While Oregon wine lovers will find a distinctively “warm vintage” lush mouthfeel, this wine has more nuances than most 2014 Pinot noirs.

With aromas of red fruits, including raspberries, red cherries and rosehips, we also smelled whiffs of forest floor and cedar in our glasses. When we sipped, we detected a soft grittiness (much like the moxie grit exhibited by winemaker herself) and tasted those same red fruits we had smelled, along with bay leaves and chocolate. That warm weather lushness enveloped our entire mouths, then dissipated into a long, narrow finish.

We think this Pinot would drink beautifully with a pork tenderloin covered in a cherry-thyme sauce, grilled teriyaki tofu or pizza topped with locally harvested mushrooms.

SRP $28.

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  1. Pech Reply

    Mm Mm those combos of food with the flavors in this pinot are making me hungry for a wine lunch!! Maybe this weekend!

    • Michele Francisco
      Michele Francisco Reply

      Great idea Pech!

  2. Bill Volckening Reply

    Yum! Pork tenderloin in a cherry thyme sauce with this wine…I think that’s what I’ll have for supper tonight.

    • Michele Francisco
      Michele Francisco Reply

      Bill- It’s the perfect time of year since cherries are just coming into season! Enjoy!

  3. Create/Enjoy Reply

    Ooh, that sounds lovely! Sounds like a great winery to support!

    • Michele Francisco
      Michele Francisco Reply

      Yes, we do everything we can to spread the word about Helioterra and her wines!

  4. Marlynn | UrbanBlissLife Reply

    ooh pork tenderloin with a cherry thyme sauce and a side of Pinot… sounds perfect! I’ve loved every Helioterra wine I’ve tried, but it’s definitely time to revisit and make sure they’re as good as I remember 😉 Great review!

    • Michele Francisco
      Michele Francisco Reply

      Thanks Marlynn! Please let us know how you like them when you re-taste her wines!

  5. I love when you can notice a style of a particular winemaker. It says so much about the skill and craft of the people behind the wines we love!

    • Michele Francisco
      Michele Francisco Reply

      It sure does Catherine!

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