You see a clear garnet color throughout the glass of this organic certified pinot noir. This wine provides power and elegance to the pallet. It presents the aroma of sweet and spicy cherries backed up by earthy tones of talc. The flavors of red fruits with a healthy well balanced acidity flow through the wine until it ends with a long cherry finish.
Copper Mountain vineyards is located in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. They are dedicated to 100% estate grown and produced wines. They began growing their grapes in 1978. They have control of all aspects of the production. This gives them the understanding of what the wine needs at each stage of its life.
This Pinot Noir from the Rickreall Oregon area is fermented is stainless steel tanks, and then pressed in the last days of the fermentation process. As soon as the malolactic fermentation process is complete the wine is racked. A small amount of barrel aged wine is blended in to add complexity to the aroma and balance the flavor.
The Firesteed Pinot Noir is a medium bodied wine. It presents aromas of blueberry, ripe raspberry and pepper. To the pallet the flavors of licorice, cocoa and coffee make a complex and pleasant taste.
The 2012 vintage has won numerous awards including the “Double Gold” at the 2014 Oregon Wine competition and a Gold Award from the 2014 World Wine Championships. These awards along with three silver and two bronze awards at other events around the world show depth of this vintage year. This pinot noir is sweeter than you would expect from a red wine. Balanced Tannins make this a smooth drinking wine. I recommend serving with BBQ pork, duck or beef.