2016 Swine Wine Pinot noir

Only 100 or so cases made so watch out for availability, as it will slip past your grasp like the proverbial greased pig at the country fair. Take heed if you want the best, over-performing Pinot for the price wine from Oregon, as this is it.

Swine Wine – a.k.a Charlotte’s Choice or Wilbur’s Reserve

The original. The Pinot noir which made people laugh, smile, share and drink with reckless abandon. This is 100 percent Pinot noir from the 2015 vintage. Textbook Pinot noir aromatics, texture and finish. Pretty and clean as well as fruity with a bright yet big finish. Drink it now or cellar. This is a fine wine at a fine price.

Fresh and clean aromatically with a sweet basil shredded over blood orange slices aroma. Laser focused and linear-like, narrowing in on Rainier cherries with a dusting of freshly grated cinnamon. No doubt about it.

Once imbibed, you have a juicy core of black cherries with a dusting of brown sugar and cup of tarragon tea steeping nearby. Drink this sweet young wine down easy as it refreshes across the mouth. Mid-palate shows the comforting toasted graham cracker component topped with red plum jam and ground pink pepper corns.

Finish is clean and refreshing like a blackberry sorbet. This wine, while drinking well now, will certainly cellar for another five to seven easily. Share it with your friends without guilt and spread the word on EIEIO & Company with some humor. – Jay