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Francis Tannahill Pinot noir "The Hermit" 2012

Francis Tannahill

$46.95 Regular

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This whole cluster Pinot noir has aromas and flavors including raspberry, sage, and black tea. Strong in texture and finish, this wine will cellar for up to a decade.

2006 Vintage Tasting Notes

Portland Monthly's September issue named the "50 Best Oregon Wines" and the 2006 Francis Tannahill "Hermit" Pinot noir was among them.

Portland Monthly says: "Concentrated and richly textured, with persistent dark-cherry flavors."

2005 Vintage Tasting Notes

The wine possesses a beautiful dark garnet burgundy color from the almost opaque center to the rim. Excellently focused aromas of violets and smoke immediately emerge from the glass. Complex spice, sweet raspberries, bing cherries, blackberries, game, minerals (wet stones) and earth notes come out with aeration.

Very ripe and perfumed, the aromatics lead to a rich and succulent palate. The opulence of the wine is given firmness and definition by the ripe tannic structure. Classic, broad and intense the wine finishes with an outstanding finish of depth and purity of flavor.

Sam Tannahill (formerly at Archery Summit) and Cheryl Francis (formerly at Chehalem) married, started a winery, then two baby boys. They make some of the best Pinot noir in Oregon. Sam was winemaker with Gary Andrus at Archery Summit, making those huge, over-the-top Pinots that got such high ratings.

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