We’re seeing a trend: 2012 Oregon Pinots are selling at a rapid pace. Two of our most popular Pinots are on last call today, with literal handfuls of cases left. Going…going…gone!
We’re simultaneously launching and last-calling 2012 Bone & Marrow Pinot noir, from our downstairs neighbors Bow & Arrow. Just one barrel was made.
Walter Scott Dumb Ox Pinot noir 2012
$40.45 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($44.95 regular)
After re-tasting the line up Friday, this is a tie for our favorite Walter Scott Pinot (even with Temperance Hill). Dumb Ox shows ultra-delicious blue and purple fruits, with hints of violet and a ribbon of raspberry pie woven throughout. Juicy and deep from start to finish, with dried thyme accents adding length. Outstanding aging potential and also delicious with a quick decant. Only 125 cases made from the 23 year-old “Dumb Ox” block of Eola Springs Vineyard.
Elemental Farrar Vineyard Pinot noir 2012
$26.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($29.95 regular)
There’s a ton going on here. Opening with buoyant blue and black fruit and black pepper accents, it expands towards both the red and black fruit spectrums, dishing out bing cherry, elderflower and dark chocolate notes. Makes you want to eat grilled duck. Now. Only 96 cases made.
Elemental Cellars is the personal label of Steven Westby, winemaker for Witness Tree. Steven has been telling us about this wine since he put it in barrel.
Bone & Marrow Pinot noir 2012
$44.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case order ($49.95 regular)
This is less a case of “last call” than “only call.” Just one barrel (25 cases) total production, this gorgeous wine stems from a gruesome story.
Story aside, this is damn fine Pinot. Concentrated aromas of plump raspberries show an enticingly dark red fruit profile accented by white pepper. The fruit continues engaging with an Oregon earthiness that we haven’t found in many of the ’12s. The pop of cherry and cinnamon on the finish seals the deal. We dig this wine – you will too.
The label and name is a play on words (made by Bow & Arrow) and refers to a winery intern’s severed finger that occurred during racking.
We look forward to helping you with an order.
Thanks for all of your support!
- Marcus & Andy