from Avalon Wine!
released their 2005
Cumberland Reserve Pinot noir $40.46/$44.95,
and we wanted to let you, one of our valued
Pinot noir customers, know first.
single vineyard Pinot noirs, priced at $60
and up, and one "blend", the Cumberland,
at a lower price. The Cumberland is usually
their best value, in terms of quality at a lower
price with high ratings.
The 2005 Cumberland
Reserve is a blend of the Bergstrom, de Lancellotti,
Shea, Nysa, Palmer
Creek, Cherry Grove, La Collina, Broadley and
Bishop Creek Vineyards; showcasing the best
of what Oregon's diverse appellations have
lots were harvested over several weeks during
the latter part of the 2005 harvest season,
fermented and barrel aged in 50% new French
oak barrels before being blended together
after 9 months of barrel ageing.
Cumberland Reserve showcases the best aspects
of the vintage with bright acidity, dark
color, lower alcohol than past vintages, wonderful
red fruit character and intense spicy aromatics.
This wine will be at its best between 3 and
8 years after the vintage.
I'll be at my desk
from 9AM to 6PM West coast
time all this week so please feel free to call
if I can help with information about these
or other wines.
201 SW 2nd Street
Corvallis OR 97333