Review: 2017 Appassionata Pinot Noir Dundee Hills Andante

Review: 2017 Appassionata Pinot Noir Dundee Hills Andante

2017 is the current vintage for this pinot noir from Oregon’s Appassionata, which is curiously made by the same winemaker as Germany’s Dr. Loosen.

Light on its feet and filled with floral elements, this doesn’t immediately evoke Oregon’s typically more brooding style. Fresh raspberry melds with black tea, offering a mix of lively fruit and herbal elements, with light notes of orange peel building on the tongue, adding some citric bitterness to the wine. Hints of cloves and nutmeg linger on the back end, offering a Christmassy quality. Overall it’s a really lively and lovely wine — and wholly unexpected from Oregon.

A- / $55 / appassionataestate.com

2017 Appassionata Pinot Noir Dundee Hills Andante

$55
9

Rating

9.0/10

Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.

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