Averaen

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

8.912 ratings
9.02 pro ratings
Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
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9.1

The 2019 Averaen Pinot Noir is smooth and open-knit, showing good clarity and seamless texture to the appealingly sweet red fruit flavors. Subtle tannins make a quick appearance before fading into the lingering, juicy fruit. $20.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, February 2022)

The 2019 Averaen Pinot Noir is smooth and open-knit, showing good clarity and seamless texture to the appealingly sweet red fruit flavors. Subtle tannins make a quick appearance before fading into the lingering, juicy fruit. $20.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, February 2022)

Feb 24th, 2022
Ed Lehrman

Ok but more of a tart cherry flavor. Good for the price.

Ok but more of a tart cherry flavor. Good for the price.

Jun 5th, 2021
Ben Bartolomei

Light, nice. Strawberries, not a ton of depth. Good daily drinker.

Light, nice. Strawberries, not a ton of depth. Good daily drinker.

May 27th, 2022
Nate Chambers

Really good Pinot. Enjoyed with the mole and chicken dinner by Kurt and Sarah.

Really good Pinot. Enjoyed with the mole and chicken dinner by Kurt and Sarah.

Oct 24th, 2021
Kristen Mantei

Cherry cola aromas, light on the palate, bright acidity, tart black cherries, peppery lingering tannins. Definitely fruit-forward, not as earthy as I'd expect for a Willamette pinot.

Cherry cola aromas, light on the palate, bright acidity, tart black cherries, peppery lingering tannins. Definitely fruit-forward, not as earthy as I'd expect for a Willamette pinot.

Sep 24th, 2021
Chris Sowick

Fruity start with strong tannin finish. $21.99.

Fruity start with strong tannin finish. $21.99.

Apr 24th, 2021
Jessie

Light but good

Light but good

Mar 25th, 2021
Vasanth Balakrishnan

Only a few weeks after tasting this at my new favorite Houston restaurant, I was delighted to see this at Costco for ~$15. Same tasting notes apply; my thoughts here are it’s a commendable balance from a lightly extracted elegant style and a more forceful richer style reflected in a lovely creamy texture. Plenty of tension preceded by those aromatics beg for food pairing so no surprise this wine graces the smart sommelier wine lists. A once in a lifetime pandemic might be the reason the #willamettevalley #pinotnoir lover gets to buy this at a bargain retail price while also enjoying it at a fine dining restaurant.

Only a few weeks after tasting this at my new favorite Houston restaurant, I was delighted to see this at Costco for ~$15. Same tasting notes apply; my thoughts here are it’s a commendable balance from a lightly extracted elegant style and a more forceful richer style reflected in a lovely creamy texture. Plenty of tension preceded by those aromatics beg for food pairing so no surprise this wine graces the smart sommelier wine lists. A once in a lifetime pandemic might be the reason the #willamettevalley #pinotnoir lover gets to buy this at a bargain retail price while also enjoying it at a fine dining restaurant.

Feb 24th, 2021
Sherry Li

Light

Light

Feb 16th, 2021
Vasanth Balakrishnan

Elegantly perfumed nose with dried rose petal, cherry compote and some warm spice notes. Medium bodied with svelte texture, some forest floor and a touch of hot stone framed by plentiful acidity. Beautiful appetizer friendly #willamettevalley #pinotnoir that paired capably with a luxurious mushroom soup.

Elegantly perfumed nose with dried rose petal, cherry compote and some warm spice notes. Medium bodied with svelte texture, some forest floor and a touch of hot stone framed by plentiful acidity. Beautiful appetizer friendly #willamettevalley #pinotnoir that paired capably with a luxurious mushroom soup.

Jan 16th, 2021