This wine is juicy on entry and explodes with ripe red and black fruit flavors, wrapped in a layer of sweet oak. This charming wine finishes with hints of currant, blueberry and blackberry.
A slow, cool fermentation helped preserve the lively aromatics of cherry lifesavers, chocolate, black fruit, earthy sage, accented with a hint of vanilla.
An abundance of the beautiful bright cherry notes that you have come to expect from Pinot Noir.
The texture is plush, elegant; with integrated tannins offering both substance and restraint. As always, a sturdy and sumptuous Howell Mountain Cabernet will develop and intensify artfully over time.
Racy and bright, 2012 Cornerstone Oregon Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, Artist Series is all about drinking now. 91 points - Wine Spectator