I have some good news for the Pinot Noir lovers among us. We were finally able to get some Haden Fig 2015 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir in stock at O’Bryan’s Wine and Spirits. I have known about this wine for several years, but I was never able to get my hands on any of it. Then, in July, I tasted it at a distributor portfolio show and loved it. We tried to get it in stock at that time, but it has been unavailable until now.
Haden Fig is the original label of Erin Nuccio, the owner/winemaker of Evesham Wood Winery in Oregon. The 2015 Willamette Valley bottling consists of 1525 cases and is blended from equal amounts of fruit from Cancilla, Croft, and Bjornson vineyards. The grapes are organically grown and go from vineyard to bottle without manipulation. The must is fermented with native yeasts and the only cooling system in the winery involves opening and closing the doors. This is an example of natural winemaking at its finest.
This wine is a pleasingly bright, clear, garnet color in the glass. It leads with a light nose of tart cherry. On the palate, the body is light to medium, with both tart and dark cherry notes, raspberry and dark fruit. It is moderately complex, with medium acidity, silky tannins and a medium-to-long finish. The alcohol content is 13.5%.
At $21.99 per bottle, Haden Fig 2015 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is a very good Oregon Pinot Noir at an even better price. We currently have a case of it in stock and I hope that we can get some more; but I can make you no promises. In closing, I want to leave you with the lone note that I made to myself about this wine in the portfolio tasting book this summer: BUY THIS!!