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Golden West Golden West Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018 750ml
SKU: 6489

Golden West Golden West Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

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Category Red Wine
Origin United States, Washington
Brand Golden West
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
Vintage leather, cedar, anise and wild strawberry begin this opus of luxuriously perfumed Pinot. The body is layered with pipe tobacco, morels and pie crust that come across the palate pure and full. Focused as it journeys to a seamless, endless crescendo. A work needed to be written. THE NEW CLASSIC.
James Suckling
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A new project by the team at K Vintners being headed up by Charles Smith and Brennon Leighton, Golden West will focus on Pinot Noir from cooler climate, higher elevation sites in the Columbia Valley. The 2018 is the first release and it's a great bottle of wine that sells for a song. Coming from a mix of clones (777, 115, 2A, and Pommard) vines planted in 2014-2015, the 2018 Pinot Noir was 70% destemmed and spent a full 41 days on skins before spending a year in 15% new French oak. Classic Pinot Noir notes of black cherries, forest floor, autumn leaves, and spice all flow to a beautifully textured, medium-bodied, seamless wine that has present tannins, outstanding balance, and a great finish. It's easily the best Pinot Noir I've tasted from Washington State. Talk about value.

April 15, 2020
Wine Advocate
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Pale ruby in color, the 2018 Pinot Noir Golden West Vineyard opens to a subdued nose with hints of dusty cherry skin in the glass. Medium-bodied, the wine is quiet and tannic in the mouth and ends one-noted, leaving me wanting more depth of flavor and varietal purity.

Anthony Mueller, December 10, 2020

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