Domaine Divio 2019 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley (90 points)
The nose is alive with blue fruit, raspberry, earthy notes, persimmon, roasted nuts, cardamon and blond tobacco. Lively mouthfeel with elegant and concentrated red fruit. The brightness conveys the pedigree of the wine and creates the perfect structure to complement any meal.
Composed of equal portions from Clos Gallia, Prince Hill and Hyland Vineyards, the wine shows a dazzling combination of its respective AVA characteristics: the elegance of the Ribbon Ridge AVA, the red fruit of the Dundee Hills AVA and the mouthfeel of the McMinnville AVA.
Framed by the Coast Range mountains to the west and Cascade Mountains to the east, the Willamette Valley AVA forms a cool-climate growing basin ideally suited for the production of traditional Burgundian varieties. With an array of different soil types and microclimates, the quality and complexity of Willamette Valley wine has garnered a fierce international reputation.