McKinlay

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

8.7153 ratings
8.915 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
Top Notes For
Andrew Lohse

Black raspberry, cherry, some herbaceousness. Notable vein of acid and a soft minerality on finish.

Black raspberry, cherry, some herbaceousness. Notable vein of acid and a soft minerality on finish.

Jan 2nd, 2018
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

8.9

Why aren't there more domestic wines like this at this price point ? Just an easy balance of earth, tea, and clean red Pinot fruit. No blockbuster, no extended hang time, no extra extraction. Perfect for the dinner table, any night. #kogodwinemerchant

Why aren't there more domestic wines like this at this price point ? Just an easy balance of earth, tea, and clean red Pinot fruit. No blockbuster, no extended hang time, no extra extraction. Perfect for the dinner table, any night. #kogodwinemerchant

3 people found it helpfulMay 29th, 2015
Ryan Stotz

What the fuck, Matt? This can't be 2003. At least ten years from maturity in a vintage that has turfed out from nearly every other producer. Black raspberry, tea, rose jam, warming spice, all jammed into a clear, pure and slightly rounded body. Jesus H.

What the fuck, Matt? This can't be 2003. At least ten years from maturity in a vintage that has turfed out from nearly every other producer. Black raspberry, tea, rose jam, warming spice, all jammed into a clear, pure and slightly rounded body. Jesus H.

2 people found it helpfulMar 18th, 2015
John Kiser

Subtle and savory, nicely balanced at 12.5%, with a hint of minerality on the medium finish. Classic Oregon Pinot character, under $30. For the price this really delivers.

Subtle and savory, nicely balanced at 12.5%, with a hint of minerality on the medium finish. Classic Oregon Pinot character, under $30. For the price this really delivers.

1 person found it helpfulApr 10th, 2015
Max Kogod

Owner Kogod Wine Merchant

8.9

Understated and savory. Very happy to discover this at a very nice price point.

Understated and savory. Very happy to discover this at a very nice price point.

1 person found it helpfulDec 18th, 2014
Jessica Hereth

Sommelier/Wine Director Olympic Provisions

9.0

Dope juice, killer value.

Dope juice, killer value.

1 person found it helpfulDec 15th, 2014
Anne Hubatch

Understated for the vintage, but always an over delivering, under the radar producer.

Understated for the vintage, but always an over delivering, under the radar producer.

1 person found it helpfulJan 3rd, 2014
Scott Wren

So the thing here is the low price. Delectable says $18 which is just impossible. I know its 6 years old. And it hasn't added much with age beyond its straight ahead med bodied red fruit profile. It's got a little bit of astringency which isn't endearing. But I don't need secondary flavors for $18. Wow!

So the thing here is the low price. Delectable says $18 which is just impossible. I know its 6 years old. And it hasn't added much with age beyond its straight ahead med bodied red fruit profile. It's got a little bit of astringency which isn't endearing. But I don't need secondary flavors for $18. Wow!

Dec 9th, 2016
Andrew Wyse

Co-owner Klima Weinhandler

8.5

Quite a value.

Quite a value.

May 29th, 2015
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

8.7

A more savory style with brown spice

A more savory style with brown spice

Jan 29th, 2015