03 October 2014

Jovino Pinot Noir 2012 (Willamette Valley)

My wine club selected two Oregon wines for the month. Both were from Jovino, a winemaker in the Willamette Valley.

Jovino’s Pinot Noir had a light, airy body with a lovely garnet hue. It was lighter by far than most Sonoma Pinots I’ve had, closer to Burgundy.

It had a herbal nose, full of fennel and spice, but it was surprisingly fruity on the tongue, with bold raspberry flavors. The tannins were nice and supple, not chewy, and it showed surprising balance for such a young wine.

I’ll have to find more!