2017 Colene Clemens Pinot Noir Margo
2017 Colene Clemens Pinot Noir Margo from the hottest winery on the Willamette! The new Margo is a blend of Clemens best estate vineyards in the Ribbon Ridge AVA. Supple, stylish and deeply seductive Pinot Noir with deep color and lush fruit weight, while maintaining lift and balance. Bing and rainier cherry, rose petals, blood orange and vanilla spice notes on a long and savory finish. Wine Spectator darlings making the Top 100 last 2 years, this wine just received 94 points.
94pts Wine Spectator
Margo, named after Colene’s great granddaughter, is comprised of selected vineyard blocks and barrels from our Estate. Lifted and high toned with great vitality and focus, fresh red and dark red fruit mingle on the nose. Supple and refined, yet structured, dark cherry and savory notes are the highlight of this transparent, concentrated pinot noir. Consume this gem now or over the next six to eight years.
Pinot Noir is the dominant red wine grape of Burgundy, now adopted (and extensively studied) in wine regions all over the world.The variety’s elusive charm has carried it to all manner of vineyards.
Chehalem Mountains is a AVA (American Viticultural Area) of the larger Willamette Valley wine region in the US state of Oregon. It is located southwest of Oregon’s largest city, Portland. Pinot Noir was first planted here in the 1960s and the Chehalem Mountains region has been instrumental in putting Oregon Pinot Noir on the world wine map.Chehalem is one mountain mass, made up of a series of ridges and hills that run for around 20 miles (32km) northwest of the town of Newberg. The AVA covers around 68,000 acres (27,500ha) across three counties, running along the border of Washington and Yamhill counties, with its southern edge creeping into Clackamas County.