I’ve been waiting a long time for the latest release of Buckman Pinot Noir, and boy, was the wait worth it! If the delicious Oregon pinot contained in the bottle here is any indication of the overall quality of the 2012 Oregon vintage we have so much to be excited about. In this newest release of our annual collaboration with Boedecker Cellars the fruit is so pretty and pure, simply classic pinot aromas and flavors flow endlessly from the glass. Made predominantly from fruit from the Eola and McMinnville AVA’s, this shows the ripeness and warmth of the 2012 growing season, yet still comes in at just 13.2% alcohol. Strawberries, plum, Asian spice, hints of cinnamon, bittersweet cocoa, and earth. Smoothly textured, richly flavored, yet possessing perfect acidity and medium tannins that keep everything in balance. The finish has a velvety texture and echoes all of the loveliness that preceded it. I am really happy with what Stew and Athena at Boedecker have put in the bottle here, and I can say with a fair amount of objectivity that this is a stellar pinot noir for this kind of money. If last year’s Buckman Pinot hit your switch, just wait’ll you wrap your palates around this one! Obviously delicious now, but with a good 3-6 years of improvement ahead of it. At $13.50 by the case this is a terrific buy. Just 40 cases available.