2012 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir


Colors include dark ruby and garnet hues with undertones of indigo and violet. The nose is rich with aromas of black cherry, dried roses, and forest loam, with hints of vanilla bean and cola. Mouth feel shows good structure and balances bright fruit with silky tannins and a spice finish. Drink through 2022.

Wine Biography

* Library Release

We released two cases of this 2012 Pinot Noir from our library on June 15, 2017. As this annual release is sold out, look for future releases of two cases each in the next and following years. When available, the purchase limit per customer will be three bottles. This wine defines fine Pinot Noir at $75. Please contact ed@quintetcellars.com to place a reserve order for this Quintet Cellars library wine. It will only be available via email; no orders will be taken through the website.

Willamette Valley
AVA Origin
100% Ribbon Ridge AVA
50% Saikkonen Vineyards
50% Ribbon Ridge Vineyards
100% 777 Pinot Noir fruit
Wine Style
Burgundian with 30% whole cluster fermentation
Barrel Aging
Seasoned French Oak, using 40% new oak and 60% neutral oak barrels. Barrel aged 18 months. Bottled May 6, 2014
Bottle Aging
Bottle aged five months prior to release
Release Date
October 15, 2014
Wine Spectator: 91 Points
Oregon Wine Awards: Gold

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PO Box 810-B Lake Oswego Oregon 97034 USA


Bottle Photography by Darrell Peterson Photography, Seattle, WA