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Review: 2010 Alexana Winery: Revana Vineyard Pinot Noir

By Duane Pemberton
Winery website: www.alexanawinery.com

For a relatively new winery to the Willamette Valley, Alexana has really started turning heads and palates towards its style of winemaking. Started by Dr. Revana of Napa-fame, this family-run business has created quite a good buzz in the hills of Dundee Oregon.

Technical Data: 

  • Appellation: Dundee Hills
  • Vineyard Designation: Revana Vineyard
  • Alcohol: 13.1%
  • Price: $42

Nose: Dirty cranberries, cigar wrapper, an old leather-bound book, mushroom, caramelized apples, wet cedar and pomegranate.

Taste: This is still a very young but is pretty solid even right now. It does showcase a really nice combination of fruit, acid tannin and overall structure. Good front, mid-palate and finish make it a very good Pinot, however, there are others out there for less money that are just as good.

 

W.E.P. Rating:  90%