A TO Z WINEWORKS Willamette Valley, Oregon
Founded in 2001 by four friends from two families, Cheryl Francis, Sam Tannahill and Bill and Deb Hatcher. As a negociant, A to Z specializes in blending wines to achieve richness, harmony and complexity that will express the essence of Oregon through each varietal.
The 2012 A to Z Pinot Noir is a blend of fruit from over 70 different vineyards across Oregon and approximately 100 different fermentations. Following the completion of primary and secondary fermentation, we work very hard to blend our single cuvee which highlights the essence of Oregon Pinot Noir in 2013.
Vibrant aromas of juicy berries, cherries, lavender and violets, evolving to clove, game, smoke and cherry tobacco. A succulent, focused attack has flavours of blue and red fruits, flowers and earth, then deepens with hints of mocha, gingerbread, green tea and cacao. A very ripe tannic structure is balanced by perfect acidity, giving shape and elegance to the concentration of lush fruit.
A beautiful, complex, forward wine results, balancing between richness and elegance. Built for mid term aging.