Audeant 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 Audeant Pinot Noir is comprised of fruit from small lots, meticulously tended to by hand at Luminous Hills, Carlisle’s Crest, Nysa and Cherry Grove vineyards. Aromas unwind from the glass radiating with dark red fruit, cassis, black tea and herbs. In kind, the palate reverberates, extending out in all directions framed by the kind of structure that will carry this wine beautifully over its long potential aging.
92 points — The Wine Advocate
94 points — International Wine Report