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2016 Utopia Pinot Noir "Estate"

Utopia 2016 Estate Pinot Noir

Winery: Utopia

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Estate"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Ribbon Ridge

State or country: OR

Price: $48

Cases produced: 1,080

KWG Score: 92 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: April 27, 2020

Wine Review: This dark red colored Pinot Noir from Utopia is very good. It opens with an inviting mulberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and has a round mouthfeel. The flavor profile is a plum and mild minerality blend with notes of red cherry, cola and oak. I also detected hints of nutmeg and cinnamon spice at the very end. The finish is dry and its flavors linger for quite some time for a Pinot. This Pinot is very food friendly and would pair well with cherries jubilee duck confit. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2016 Estate Pinot Noir completes the hat trick as the third in a row of outstanding vintages and is characterized by the early start and leisurely finish to the vintage resulting in lots of hang time and balanced fruit. Small berries led to ripe flavors in the cellar with more aromatics than the previous two vintages and more elegant tannins this could be the vintage of the decade. Beautiful!

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