Audeant Luminous Hills Pinot Noir Willamette Valley, OR 2017
VINTAGE : 2017
COUNTRY : USA
REGION/APPELLATION : Oregon, Willamette Valley
VARIETALS : Pinot Noir
Audeant is small winery located in Oregon’s Willamette Valley founded by Teal Walker and Winemaker Andrew Riechers. Andrew works with some of Oregon’s most beautiful and immaculately farmed vineyards producing small quantities of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The winery began in 2016 producing just over 400 cases of Pinot Noir. In 2017, Audeant grew to 1100 cases producing three distinct Pinot Noirs, Rose, and in 2018 they added to their portfolio their first Chardonnay from Seven Springs vineyard producing only 4 barrels.
The 2017 Luminous Hills Vineyard Pinot Noir is limpid and abundantly aromatic. Clean and purely driven as the rain that we hurriedly shielded the fruit from with tarps as we picked. It has the framework of tannin and acid that lend to long life in the bottle, with an overflowing core of red and blue fruit, belying its combination of ancient sedimentary and volcanic soils.
93 points — The Wine Advocate
93 points — Vinous
93 points — Washington Wine Blog
93 points - International Wine Report
95 points — 2021 Decanter World Wine Awards