Clear, medium intensity maroon red in color. Clean nose with medium intensity aromas including rendered bacon, dried figs, prune, violets, barbeque pork, licorice, cola, all intermingled in a soft perfume. Dry on the palate with medium tannin, medium-low acidity, and medium body. Flavors of prune, cooked black fruit, boysenberry, spiced plums and cherry. Plush and smooth on the finish which lingers for a while. An excellent pairing with braised duck or a pizza with a tomato-fennel sauce. Highly recommended. RR

WHO: Trisaetum Winery
WHAT: Pinot Noir
WHERE: Willamette Valley, Oregon
WHEN: 2009
HOW MUCH: $55

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Ryan Reichert
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Having grown up in the midwest, Ryan followed his passion for wine to Oregon's Willamette Valley. He holds the Advanced Certificate with Distinction from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust. Ryan is the creator and author for Northwest Whites, a site dedicated entirely to the white wines of the Pacific Northwest. You can also learn more about Ryan on his personal website. Ryan lives in Portland, OR.