Rex Hill Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2013


SKU 22786


Aromas of violets, iris, ripe raspberries, dark cherries, rose, blueberries, wild strawberries and wet stones all emerge from the glass when the wine is first poured. As the wine opens, more savory aromas of wood smoke, cured tobacco, earth, sandalwood and cinnamon add complexity to the original aromatics. Structured, ripe and pure, the wine shows all hallmarks of the 2013 vintage.
Category Red Wine
Country United States
Region Oregon
Appellation Willamette Valley
Brand Rex Hill
Alcohol/vol 13.4%
  • ws90

Wine SpectatorLithe and expressive, light-footed and ripe, with blackberry, plum and mint flavors on a sleek frame, lingering gently against fine tannins. Drink now through 2020. 8,060 cases made.

Harvey Steiman, February 28, 2016
  • we88

Wine EnthusiastFruity and forward, this is a pretty, approachable wine with bright berry and cherry fruit. There's a strong note of citrus, particularly orange flesh and rind, and it's the sort of no-nonsense, gluggable wine that one rarely finds associated with Pinot Noir. This will be best enjoyed by 2018.

Paul Gregutt, June 1, 2016
  • wa86

Wine AdvocateThe 2013 Pinot Noir, matured for 12 months in 28% new oak, has a plump blueberry and raspberry scented bouquet, the 10-15% whole cluster not at all noticeable and discretely enmeshed. The palate has a touch of sour cherry on the entry, meatier in style than many 2013 Pinot Noirs that I have encountered with a slightly abrupt finish, hence my parsimonious score. Hopefully it will just gain a little length in bottle.

Neal Martin, June 2016