El Pino Club Funky Jory Pinot Noir 2018
|Region||United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley|
|Brand||El Pino Club|
Funky Jory is a love letter to the deep red Jory soil that defines the Dundee Hills growing region of Oregon's Willamette Valley. A lighter body with flavors of forest floor, bright red fruit and a mysterious minerality make this a classically Oregon Pinot with a big nod to the Old World. The wine opens with complex aromatics of dried cherry, wild strawberry, damp earth, and a touch of baking spice aroma from the sparing use of new French oak barrels. The finish is silky and long, typical of Dundee Hills Pinot Noir.
El Pino Club adds an Oregon Pinot to its growing portfolio with this full-bodied and fleshy wine. A burst of ripe, fresh strawberry fruit fills the palate. It was aged in one-quarter new French oak, which balances out well and adds a streak of caramel as it rounds off the finish.