Cherry Hill Winery Estate Pinot Noir
91 points Cherry Hill Estate 2009
"Velvety, fragrant, light and appealing for the ripe blueberry
and plum flavors that rise up through the refined tannins and linger
on the deftly balanced finish. Drink now through 2017."
- Wine Spectator, February 29, 2012
"Lightly colored, with a candied red cherry noise, this Pinot Noir
has more character than its color implies, with a depth of red cherry and spice flavors on a silky smooth palate supported by supple, lightly drying tannins."
- The Wine Guy, February 29, 2012
CHERRY HILL WINERY Estate Pinot Noir is an elegant light delicate style of Pinot Noir. This beautiful wine was hand picked from our Pommard Clone and aged in neutral French oak for one year. This soft subtle Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley will only improve with age, but she is a beauty right now.
Cherry Hill Winery produced its first vintage from our new winery in 2003. The Cherry Hill Winery Estate Pinot Noir is handcrafted from our Pommard clone which makes up 55% of our 90 acre estate vineyard. Our state of the art gravity feed winery provided us with the tools to carefully handcraft this most difficult grape into a light delicate pinot noir. The fruit for this beautiful wine was hand picked from our best blocks where yields are restricted to two tons per acre. The grapes were destemmed and gravity fed to our small fermenters where each lot was carefully monitored. The wine aged in neutral French oak for one year and is a light delicate wine with beautiful color and texture. Like all things of beauty, this wine will improve with age, but it is a beauty now!
Food and Serving Suggestions:
Pinot Noir is known as the most food-friendly grape and Willamette Valley Pinot Noirs rank with the best in the world. We recommend entrees of fish, beef, wild game, and pastas.