The Willamette Valley’s Dundee Hills region offers a wonderful reference point for the greatness Pinot Noir can achieve in the New World. With its cool climate, poor red iron-rich soils, and protected location, Dundee Hills has good reason to be considered the true heart of Oregon Wine Country. The 2015 harvest was warm, dry, and early, an ideal combination to bring out the best in the region. We adore this area for its unique expression of Pinot Noir and we are proud to showcase it with the 2015 Lotus Creek.
Deep magenta in color, the nose offers an elegant perfume of lavender and cinnamon-laced red cherry complemented by subtle notes of white pepper and sweet basil. The palate delivers rich, decadent flavors of red cherry and strawberry with sandalwood and black tea nuances in a delicate, refined manner, a style unique to great Pinot Noir. The wine finishes with a sleek elegant tannin structure and great balance with the bracing acidity, bringing freshness and accessibility. Lovely today, the Lotus Creek should evolve and gain complexity over the next 8-10 years.