Apolloni Vineyards 2014 Pinot Noir Estate
Pairs with: Roast chicken with chanterelles
Good for: Pretending you're drinking aged Burgundy
Feels like: Walking through a forest in autumn
Grapes: Pinot Noir
I am from: Willamette Valley, Oregon
The story: Apolloni Vineyards is a true family winery: Alfredo and Laurine purchased the property in part so that their son could grow up on a vineyard! With all sustainable fruit, they push the boundaries of what Pinot Noir can do in the Willamette Valley.
In your mouth: I combine everything you love about the Willamette Valley and Burgundy in a single glass. My gentle palate balances soft earthiness with notes of forest floor and precise cherry fruit. My silky tannins add support to a finish that lingers for minutes.