REX HILL Willamette Valley Set
2015 REX HILL Willamette Valley Seven Soils Chardonnay Tasting Notes
The 2015 REX HILL Willamette Valley Seven Soils Chardonnay displays classic Chardonnay aromas full of fruit and floral notes. Lemon zest, lime peel, golden apple, acacia honey, magnolia flowers and white peaches greet followed by deeper notes of wet stone, sarsaparilla, vanilla, toasted hazelnut, and a hint of spicy oak. The wine is textured and complex on the palate with crisp minerality and a rich, layered body. Fresh and lively apple, peach and baked pear flavors emerge finishing with subtle hints of panna cotta, shortbread and malted milk. The 2015 REX HILL Willamette Valley Seven Soils Chardonnay is delicious with food or alone. This is a wine to enjoy now through 2020.
2014 REX HILL Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Tasting Notes
The 2014 REX HILL Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is a dark ruby red color with striking clarity and depth. Primary aromas of plum, black cherry, blueberries, tobacco, violets, lilacs, iris and wet stone lead. Over time, notes of cassis, thyme, iron, clean earth (sous bois) and wild strawberries (fraise de bois) deepen and add complexity to the initial bouquet. On the palate, the attack is focused and pure with a transparency that belies the intensity of the vintage. Flavors like cherries, cassis, flowers and smoke echo the aromas. Structured with ripe tannins and good acidity, the 2014 REX HILL Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is a classic example of Oregon Pinot Noir from a vintage that gave us real density on the palate with bright fruit flavors and purity. The wine has the intensity, balance and concentration to age and become more complex over the next 15 to 20 years.