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2014 Evening Land - Pinot Noir Seven Springs Vineyard La Source

UNITED STATES / OREGON / EOLA-AMITY HILLS
  • 92 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 18 JR
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 314897-2014
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Firm and focused, with powdery tannins around a lively core of rose petal-infused raspberry and blackberry flavors, gliding into a long and expressive finish marked by minerally notes of wet stone. Best from 2018 through 2024. 1,400 cases made.
    Author: Harvey Steiman
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    From the upper portion of the historic Seven Springs vineyard. Aged in 30% new Ermitage barrels for 16 months. Opening with aromatics of mushroom reduction and fresh berries, the palate evolves into bright bursts of cranberry and a persistent wash of mineral sapidity. The tannins are pleasantly fine and resolved here coupled with mouth-watering acidity carrying through a long finish. Nice cohesiveness and completeness. This wine becomes more savoury with air also gaining accents of powdery birch bark, while still retaining a bright fruit lift. Drink now for a focus on freshness or hold it in the cellar to gain additional depth and complexity. Will evolve well with time in the cellar. (ECB)
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    The 2014 Pinot Noir la Source Seven Springs Vineyard, which from 2012 has only come from the upper part of the vineyard, includes around 50% whole cluster fruit. It has a very Burgundy-inspired bouquet with damp leaves and mulch-like scents infusing the red berry fruit. The delineation is very impressive here and it conveys a very natural style. The palate is medium-bodied with a gorgeous entry, very well defined with pure dark cherries and blueberry fruit, very well-judged acidity and a smooth finish offering just a hint of cassis. This is a lovely Pinot Noir that will age supremely well.
    Author: Neal Martin
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  • Oregon has seen a huge boom in wine production in recent decades, as has the entire Pacific Northwest region. Once known for small wineries nestled amongst farmland, the Oregon wine industry has been the recipient of a huge capital influx, which has opened up new vine-growing territory and built numerous large-production brands. Although best known for Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley, which sits at the same latitude as Burgundy, the state continues to build a reputation for Rhône and white varieties as well. 

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 32 bottles owned
    • 8 collectors