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Zena Crown Pinot Noir Slope 2016

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CWA

RP94+

WS

JS

AG94

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $80.00

 
Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

94+ Points | RP
“Medium ruby-purple in the glass, the 2016 Pinot Noir Slope gives up blueberry coulis, crushed blackberries, black cherries and cranberry sauce with touches of pomegranate, loamy earth, tar and charcuterie. The palate is medium-bodied with very intense flavor layers, expertly framed and fresh, finishing very long and flavorful. This will benefit from another year in bottle. 325 cases produced.” - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

94 Points | AG
“Bright ruby. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes fresh dark berries, incense, cola and potpourri, and a lively mineral overtone builds in the glass. Sweet and expansive on the palate, offering juicy cherry and black raspberry and spicecake flavors and a suave vanilla accent. Shows solid thrust and spicy lift on the strikingly long, gently tannic finish, which leaves sappy berry preserve and floral pastille notes behind.” - Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Winery Notes: At the Slope, the Zena Crown Vineyard shifts to face primarily south, encouraging perfect ripeness and maximum phenolic development. Symbolizing a dark winter’s night, Slope exhibits flavors of chocolate cake, white matsutake mushroom and rhubarb with aromas of white true, nori and brown sugar. This wine is extremely lively and vibrant, ringing with a pure vibration in a major key. A Pinot that reminds Winemaker, Shane Moore, of foraging for mushrooms in early winter during a light drizzle in the Oregon coastal range.
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Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

94+ Points | RP
“Medium ruby-purple in the glass, the 2016 Pinot Noir Slope gives up blueberry coulis, crushed blackberries, black cherries and cranberry sauce with touches of pomegranate, loamy earth, tar and charcuterie. The palate is medium-bodied with very intense flavor layers, expertly framed and fresh, finishing very long and flavorful. This will benefit from another year in bottle. 325 cases produced.” - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

94 Points | AG
“Bright ruby. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes fresh dark berries, incense, cola and potpourri, and a lively mineral overtone builds in the glass. Sweet and expansive on the palate, offering juicy cherry and black raspberry and spicecake flavors and a suave vanilla accent. Shows solid thrust and spicy lift on the strikingly long, gently tannic finish, which leaves sappy berry preserve and floral pastille notes behind.” - Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Winery Notes: At the Slope, the Zena Crown Vineyard shifts to face primarily south, encouraging perfect ripeness and maximum phenolic development. Symbolizing a dark winter’s night, Slope exhibits flavors of chocolate cake, white matsutake mushroom and rhubarb with aromas of white true, nori and brown sugar. This wine is extremely lively and vibrant, ringing with a pure vibration in a major key. A Pinot that reminds Winemaker, Shane Moore, of foraging for mushrooms in early winter during a light drizzle in the Oregon coastal range.



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review

Winery Zena's Crown

Vineyard Designate

AVA Yamhill

Region Oregon