• Burgundian Without Pretense

    Burgundian Without Pretense

    Today, I'm happy to offer my favorite extreme value Pinot Noir in the United States, the 2018 McKinlay Willamette Valley.

    The result is an ethereal Pinot Noirs that speaks to the tiny slice of the world they are born. They are everything that we want to offer in wine, in a package that is easy on the wallet.

    Light on its feet, with notes of roses, bright red cherries, damp earth, and framed by a mineral spine derived from well-drained volcanic soils, this is where the conversation on serious value Pinot Noirs officially ends.

    Matt Kinne farms vineyards in the Chehalem Mountain range in the Willamette Valley. He's fastidious in the vineyard, allowing only one grape cluster per shoot, and relying on dry-farming to push roots deep into the rocky volcanic based soils below. There are no additives, no commercial yeasts here, and new oak percentage is kept very low.


    Posted by Max Kogod