Spindthrift Cellars Pinot Noir 2015

The fragrant mix of flowers and fruit introduces this wine. Centering on plum, currant fruit, lifted by balanced acidity, this delicious drink finishes with a silky texture and a good, lingering finish.

Appellation: Willamette Valley, Oregon

Alcohol: 14%

T.A.: 5.7 grams per liter

pH: 3.56

The 2015 vintage started with bud break in March, two weeks early in its region. The early trend continued with higher than normal temperatures through spring, which created exceptional conditions for bloom, flower and fruit set. As spring gave way to summer, conditions continued to be warmer than usual and consequentially grape clusters were far larger than typical. All in all this has led to one of those all too rare vintages where you get high yields and outstanding exceptional fruit quality.

Food pairing: This wine pairs wonderfully with dishes with deep savory flavors. Try pine nut and basil crusted salmon perched atop caramelized onion mashed potatoes.