2019 J.C. Somers Vintner Nouvelle Lune Dundee Hills Pinot noir

2019 J.C. Somers Vintner Nouvelle Lune Dundee Hills Pinot noir

Dundee Hills,
Willamette Valley,
Oregon

13.0% alcohol

Empty bottle weight: 21.3 ounces // 606 grams

Cork closure 

A homage to the terroir of the Dundee Hills, Jay Somers blended Pinot noir grapes from three vineyards in the AVA into this Pinot noir, his Nouvelle Lune, or New Moon wine. Comprised of Oregon state’s official soil, red Jory, the Dundee Hills tend to be slightly warmer than other AVAs within the Willamette Valley. Warmer temperatures and that Jory soil are two factors that contribute to red fruit characteristics in its grapes. So you can expect abundant red fruit, as well as plenty of acidity in the Nouvelle Lune, making it a very versatile food wine.

Color:

Raspberry red

Bouquet:

Forest floor (to me, it’s a distinct Willamette Valley aroma) combined with aromas of tart cranberries, ripe raspberries, and red plums. Other earthy notes of dried herbs and faint whiffs of asphalt became present as I drank in the aromatics of this Pinot.

Palate:

Dried herbs and red fruit flavors of cranberries, raspberries, sour cherries and red plums evolved into drying popsicle stick tannins and a spicy cinnamon finish.

Food pairing suggestions:

Salmon sliders with savory cranberry sauce // duck liver paté // slow-cooker garlic-parmesan chicken

Scoop up this wine deal by ordering here:

SRP $40

www.jcsomers.wine

Check out our other posts about Jay and his wines:

Why Wine? An interview with Jay Somers of J.C. Somers Vintner

2020 J.C. Somers Vintner Whole Lotta rosé

2019 J.C. Somers Vintner Corrine Vineyard Chardonnay

2019 J.C. Somers Vintner Sauvignon blanc 

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