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A To Z Wineworks Pinot Noir Oregon 2014

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Clear and vibrant, the 2014 A to Z Oregon Pinot Noir opens with rich primary aromas of strawberries, cherries, blueberries, raspberries, even cranberries, developing to violets, red currants, pipe tobacco, iron and wet stone. The attack is beautifully balanced between richness and brightness with hints of roses, honeysuckle, red and blue fruit flavors. The mid-palate reveals ripe tannins and crisp acidity with a touch of minerality and spice (cinnamon, anise, saffron, sandalwood) lending greater complexity. This wine, succulent and juicy with great concentration, finishes long and rich with classic Oregon freshness. The harmony and depth of the 2014 Oregon vintage are on full display in the 2014 A to Z Wineworks Pinot Noir. Built for mid-term aging, this wine has great integrity and should drink well on release and for the next 3-5 years.

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A to Z Wineworks:
A to Z Wineworks was started in 2002 by four friends, Oregon wine industry veterans, Deb Hatcher (Eyrie), Bill Hatcher (Domaine Drouhin Oregon), Sam Tannahill (Archery Summit) and Cheryl. Francis (Chehalem). The two couples worked in the Hatcher's kitchen to build the original blend honored by Food & Wine Magazine as the Best American Pinot Noir under $20. Recognition for their A to ... Read more
A to Z Wineworks was started in 2002 by four friends, Oregon wine industry veterans, Deb Hatcher (Eyrie), Bill Hatcher (Domaine Drouhin Oregon), Sam Tannahill (Archery Summit) and Cheryl. Francis (Chehalem). The two couples worked in the Hatcher's kitchen to build the original blend honored by Food & Wine Magazine as the Best American Pinot Noir under $20. Recognition for their A to Z wines with dependable quality and great value continued and production grew. In 2006, the group welcomed another Oregon wine veteran, Michael Davies, as winemaker, and partnered with Gregg Popovich (Coach of the San Antonio Spurs) to buy REX HILL Vineyards and Winery (established in 1982). A to Z has worked with more than 100 vineyards across the state always offering assistance for sustainability certification that the group expects to be achieved within three years of partnering. Today, A to Z has two viticulturists on staff and uses biodynamic principles to farm all owned or long-leased vineyards. Diverse sourcing across the state mitigates regional weather difficulties and adds complexity and depth to the one wine of each variety that is blended in any vintage. Additionally, A to Z has more collective Oregon winemaking experience than any other winery, experience that can make a difference in difficult vintages. A to Z remains true to the dual mission of offer Aristocratic Wines at Democratic Prices blending one cuvee each vintage of Pinot Noir, Chardonny and Pinot Gris that deliver the Essence of Oregon. A commitment to excellence is matched by a belief in fair value and sustainability in business as well as farming and a drive to offer the highest quality for the best value. A to Z Oregon Pinot Noir has twice been named to Wine Spectator's Top 100 wines of the yar; A to Z Oregon Pinot Gris is a perennial Best Buy; and A to Z Oregon Chardonnay is America's Best Selling Oregon Chardonnay. A to Z is also a certified B Corporation. Read less

Editorial Reviews for A To Z Wineworks Pinot Noir Oregon

Snooth User: Snooth Editorial
83464773,160
4.00 5
Vintage: 2015 02/15/2018

Ripe, bold cherry and raspberry aromas with notes of fresh cut flowers. Juicy, round and firm mouthfeel with pleasantly fruity and smooth notes of cherry compote, raspberry jam and mellow tannins warm on the finish with cinnamon spice and creamy texture of mixed berry and fresh earth. Easy drinking and quite pleasant. 89 pts


Snooth User: Snooth Editorial
83464773,160
0.00 5
09/13/2016

Tart cherry and strawberry aromas with floral notes of violet and chalky earth. Full and fresh in the mouth with lively spice and rich cherry notes, bold acidity and earthy medicinal notes with some licorice, minerality and more spice on the finish.


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Snooth User: RandyFisher
10733941,993
3.50 5
Vintage: 2013 12/27/2015

Fairly fruity with good acidity and a bit of a tannic bite. Very drinkable.


Snooth User: Nbrown04
64593631
4.00 5
Vintage: 2012 09/21/2014

Four glasses


Snooth User: Tbandcwfjourney
1283147381
3.00 5
Vintage: 2011 11/24/2013

Enjoyed with pan seared duck breast, mushroom infused risotto, wilted Swiss chard and cherry sugo


Snooth User: jadam318
146706134
2.00 5
Vintage: 2011 02/13/2014

Two glasses


Snooth User: sammy2co
1274757409
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 07/28/2014

Smooth with hints of cherry and blueberry. Very easy drinking wine .


Snooth User: zmapman
942467369
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 04/09/2013

Clean on palette, berries of blue, black and raspberry. Had this wine with Easter dinner of roasted ham, potatoes, asparagus. Would drink again


Snooth User: bamasteve
34277889
3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 04/14/2012

A nice light pinot with crisp tastes. Good but I have nad better and more complex Pinots.


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External Reviews for A To Z Wineworks Pinot Noir Oregon

External Review
Vintage: 2012 08/24/2014

OregonA to Z Oregon Pinot Noir is a delightful red wine from the Pacific Northwest. Founded in 2002, A to Z Wineworks is Oregon's fastest growing winery. Their business model is simple: to produce and market Oregon's best wine values by concentrating on their core competencies of acquisition, blending and marketing. We especially appreciate the company's slogan, "Aristocratic Wines at Democratic Prices!" The 2011 Pinot Noir was ranked in Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2013 and scored 90 points! No ratings yet on this 2012 vintage, but we think it's another winner!The 2012 A to Z Pinot Noir was made from 70 different vineyards all across Oregon. The wine invites with vibrant aromas of juicy berries, cherries, lavender and violets, evolving to clove, game, smoke and cherry tobacco. A succulent, focused attack has flavors of blue and red fruits, flowers and earth, then deepens with hints of mocha, gingerbread, green tea and cacao. A very ripe tannic structure is balanced by perfect acidity, giving shape and elegance to the concentration of lush fruit. A beautiful, complex, forward wine results, walking a tightrope between richness and elegance. Enjoy A to Z Oregon Pinot Noir with roast pork, baked salmon, grilled chicken, risotto, pasta and aged cheeses.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 03/08/2014

OregonA to Z Oregon Pinot Noir is a delightful red wine from the Pacific Northwest. Founded in 2002, A to Z Wineworks is Oregon's fastest growing winery. Their business model is simple: to produce and market Oregon's best wine values by concentrating on their core competencies of acquisition, blending and marketing. We especially appreciate the company's slogan, "Aristocratic Wines at Democratic Prices!" The 2011 Pinot Noir was ranked in Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2013 and scored 90 points! No ratings yet on this 2012 vintage, but we think it's another winner!


External Review
Vintage: 2012 01/26/2015

Light and tangy, with a sharp edge to bright raspberry and espresso flavors, finishing with finesse. Good length. Drink now through 2017.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 11/04/2014

The 2012 A to Z Pinot Noir invites with vibrant aromas of juicy berries, cherries, lavender and violets, evolving to clove, game, smoke and cherry tobacco. A succulent, focused attack has flavors of blue and red fruits, flowers and earth, then deepens with hints of mocha, gingerbread, green tea and cacao. A very ripe tannic structure is balanced by perfect acidity, giving shape and elegance to the concentration of lush fruit. A beautiful, complex, forward wine results, walking a tightrope between richness and elegance. Built for midterm aging, the captivating A to Z Pinot Noir once again sets the standard for the superior 2012 Pinot Noir vintage in Oregon. - Winery


External Review
Vintage: 2012 09/11/2014

Brilliant red. Red berries and herbs on the spice-inflected nose and palate. Tangy and focused, showing a slightly tart edge to its red fruit and good back-end cut. Serve this one slightly chilled. The 2012 A to Z Pinot Noir invites with vibrant aromas of juicy berries, cherries, lavender and violets, evolving to clove, game, smoke and cherry tobacco. A succulent, focused attack has flavors of blue and red fruits, flowers and earth, then deepens with hints of mocha, gingerbread, green tea and cacao. A very ripe tannic structure is balanced by perfect acidity, giving shape and elegance to the concentration of lush fruit. A beautiful, complex, forward wine results, walking a tightrope between richness and elegance. Built for midterm aging, the captivating A to Z Pinot Noir once again sets the standard for the superior 2012 Pinot Noir vintage in Oregon. - Winery


External Review
Vintage: 2012 01/26/2015

A fresh acidity keeps the fruit in this Oregon Pinot tasting bright and juicy. Minimal tannins, with some low-key herbaceous notes. I can feel a subtle earthiness trying to reach out to me somewhere in here.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 10/04/2012

This Pinot Noir has bold aromatics of dark spices on the nose and palate, along with flavors of blackberry, raspberry, black cherry and earth. With subtle oak notes and natural acidity, this Pinot is taut and precise.


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Clear and vibrant, the 2014 A to Z Oregon Pinot Noir opens with rich primary aromas of strawberries, cherries, blueberries, raspberries, even cranberries, developing to violets, red currants, pipe tobacco, iron and wet stone. The attack is beautifully balanced between richness and brightness with hints of roses, honeysuckle, red and blue fruit flavors. The mid-palate reveals ripe tannins and crisp acidity with a touch of minerality and spice (cinnamon, anise, saffron, sandalwood) lending greater complexity. This wine, succulent and juicy with great concentration, finishes long and rich with classic Oregon freshness. The harmony and depth of the 2014 Oregon vintage are on full display in the 2014 A to Z Wineworks Pinot Noir. Built for mid-term aging, this wine has great integrity and should drink well on release and for the next 3-5 years.

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