More praise for the next-to-last vintage of Villanelle. The 2018 bottling of Winemaker Dave’s “little black dress” pinot noir has been awarded a 90-point score from Paul Gregutt, Contributing Editor at Wine Enthusiast (wines receiving scores from 90-93 are considered “Excellent” and “Highly Recommended”). Gregutt focuses solely on reviewing the wines of Oregon and Canada for the magazine. He writes:
All free-run juice, aged in 40% new French oak, this is an elegant wine that will reward extra attention. It’s based in juicy raspberry fruit with a lemony tang. There is a hint of white asparagus underlying an otherwise pretty and rather subtle wine. The vegetal note shows in the back of the palate as the wine finishes.