Ox-Eye Vineyards

Shenandoah Valley Pinot Noir

9.11 ratings
9.11 pro ratings
Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Chris Zitzman

The 2019 Ox-Eye, Shenandoah Valley Pinot Noir is truly a diamond in the rough. This is in no way a Pinot from Oregon, California, or Burgundy, so set your expectations accordingly. This Pinot reminds me MUCH more of the kinds of elegant red wines of the variety that we get from smaller vineyards in Germany or even Austria. The nose is a simple-yet-gorgeous revolving door of bramble berry, minced plum and stewed cherries. The approach on the mouthfeel is balanced and lush; coating the pallet with supple tannins and leaving a remarkably balanced finish. I never would have guessed this wine to hail from Virginia... Get it while you can.

The 2019 Ox-Eye, Shenandoah Valley Pinot Noir is truly a diamond in the rough. This is in no way a Pinot from Oregon, California, or Burgundy, so set your expectations accordingly. This Pinot reminds me MUCH more of the kinds of elegant red wines of the variety that we get from smaller vineyards in Germany or even Austria. The nose is a simple-yet-gorgeous revolving door of bramble berry, minced plum and stewed cherries. The approach on the mouthfeel is balanced and lush; coating the pallet with supple tannins and leaving a remarkably balanced finish. I never would have guessed this wine to hail from Virginia... Get it while you can.

Jan 13th, 2023