Martin Woods Jessie James Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021

Critical Acclaim: 95 pts Decanter, 95 pts Vinous, 95 pts Int'l Wine Review, 94 pts John Gilman, 93 pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

About the Winery: This winery is secluded in the wooded foothills of Oregon's coast range, within the McMinnville ava. They farm and partner with exceptional vineyards in Oregon to artisanally produce Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Gamay, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Riesling, Gruner Veltliner and Rosé. We strive to make wine in the vineyard, to produce distinctive wines with an authentic sense-of-place. To this end they age much of our wine in Oregon oak barrels locally harvested, air-dried and coopered. Our wines are sought after for their graceful balance, textural complexity, expressive aromas and long-aging potential.

Tasting Notes: "The Jessie James site is east facing, meaning it's shaded from the afternoon heat and may take a bit longer to ripen, but it's positioned in a rain shadow, and so remains protected into the early autumn. Aromatics of sous bois, pine bough and notes of sweet early-season strawberry lead into a palate of sappy black and red berry fruits, notes of black tea all framed by fine tannin and a wonderful structure. Drinking Window: 2023 - 2034"- Decanter

"The 2021 Pinot Noir Jessie James Vineyard lifts with a finessed blend of dried black cherries and rose petals offset by dusty stone and hints of lavender. This is lifted in feel, with textures of pure silk engulfing the palate in a cloak of ripe wild berries as savory spices and touches of blood orange slowly drench the palate. It finishes long yet fresh, displaying a peppery tinge as a web of fine-grained tannins lingers, and a minty freshness slowly fades. There's a lot of potential here, but patience will be required. "- Vinous

"The 2021 Pinot Noir Jessie James Vineyard comes from vines planted in 1996 and was matured for 15 months. Its aromas blossom slowly from broody woodsmoke, tobacco and mushroom to blackberries and dried flowers. The light-bodied palate is crunchy and refreshing with a pleasantly chalky frame, a core of concentrated, earthy fruit and a long, spicy finish. It's youthfully taut and will benefit from a few years in bottle."- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Varietal: Pinot Noir 

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