In 2019, a near perfect vintage in Oregon – an opportunity became available to Anne from a powerhouse winery in Hood River, Oregon – a small but vibrant town along the Columbia River Gorge to the Northeast of the Willamette Valley, where ample sunshine and constant breezes from the River to the West and Mt. Hood to the East makes it the perfect place to grow rich, opulent Pinot Noir.
It’s said that the Willamette Valley is the American answer to Burgundy. But this isn’t the Willamette Valley, nor is this a Burgundian style. Here, with less rainfall, more sun exposure and that unique River Gorge climate, the warmer vintages are dead ringers for Russian River Valley, and Anne seized on the opportunity in 2019.
This is rich, opulent, stunning Pinot Noir with a higher pH and a deeper, richer complexion than their Willamette neighbors. And while it could easily be mistaken for RRV, those wines are rarely found for under $50/btl. But today’s price is almost hard to believe. But it’s believable– because it has Anne Sery’s handprints all over it.
Deep red ruby color to the rim. Right out of the glass, high-toned red berry fruit aromas soar. Incredibly fresh with a tremendous depth backed by fine tannins, bright acidity and amazing purity of fruit on the palate. This is a finessed and elegant Pinot with just great intensity and length.