2019 Willamette Valley Zena Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir
2019 Pinot Noir
Josh Raynolds, Vinous, Feb 2022
About This Wine
From a vineyard perched high in the Eola-Amity Hills of the Willamette Valley is Zena Crown. Located directly East of the Van Duzer Corridor, Zena Crown is in the path of more coastal wind than most Willamette Valley sites - delaying ripening but preserving bright natural acidity. The result is small, concentrated clusters with rich flavors and complexity, but soft tannins. The 2019 Zena Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir greets you with a developed bouquet of cranberry, rainier cherry, white pepper, and violet. The palate is expressive with layers of dark fruit, spice, crisp acidity, and caressing tannins. This is another standout vintage from Zena Crown and offers wonderful freshness in spades with an effervescent, harmonious finish.