Audeant Luminous Hills Pinot Noir Willamette Valley, OR 2018
VINTAGE : 2018
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.
2018 Luminous Hills Vineyard Pinot Noir is the most aromatically expressive wine in the cellar, exotic sage, melon, crème de cassis and dry stones. This remarkable site gave us perfectly lignified stems in this vintage which were included in the fermentation bringing an open-knit life and lift to the silky fruit on the palate.
91 points — The Wine Advocate
94 points - International Wine Report