Pinot Noir

Aberrant Cellars 2011 Pinot Noir Virtus ex

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2011 Pinot Noir

Virtus ex
Willamette Valley AVA
Pinot Noir Wine Club Selection

Willamette valley, Eola-Amity Hills sub-AVA
100% Pinot Noir
15 Months, French Oak
Cases Produced
346 cases unfined/unfiltered
Enjoy Until

The Aberrant 2011 ‘Virtus Ex’ Pinot Noir is Eric Eide’s first AVA-designated wine, representing the Eola-Amity Hills of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. The Latin name ‘Virus Ex,’ which roughly translates to strength or virtue, represents the powerful yet elegant nature of the Pinots produced in this region. Light bright red in color, the 2011 Virtus Ex Pinot Noir opens with aromas of sweet oak, red currant, sandalwood, dried red fruits, and allspice. The wine is silky and broad on the palate with flavors of raspberry, cherry compote, fresh herbs, and a touch of licorice. It’s beautifully structured and shows textural richness while embracing a nice brightness and energy. Soft tannins linger on the finish.

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