By Duane Pemberton
Winery website: http://www.alexanawinery.com
Alexana Winery was started by the same Dr. Revana who started Revena Family Vineyard winery in Napa but clearly this winery’s mission is all about burgundy varietals. He hired winemaker, Lynn Penner-Ash, to produce world class wines from the fruit of the Willamette Valley.
- Varietal: Pinot Noir
- Appellation: Dundee Hills
- Vineyard Designation: Revana Vineyard
- Alcohol: 14.8%
- Price: $40
Nose: Bacon dripping-laced raspberries, clove, cedar, black pepper and rose petal.
Taste: A Pinot with incredible balance of soft tannin, acid and fruit. Stellar frontal attack with a scrumptious mid palate and a finish that rocks your tongue so hard, it begs for more. This is easily one of the best Pinot Noir’s I’ve had from any region. It’s a sublime experience of fruit, mid-palate and finish that all too often escapes most wines. Drink now or hold another 8-10 years.