Grape: Pinot Noir
Tasting Notes: Cherry, Raspberry, Earth, Oak
It was 1999 and Damian Davis had embarked on the cross-country trek from Florida for a new job in the tech industry. While en route, he found himself in the Willamette Valley during harvest and decided to stop for a quick wine tasting. The rest, as they say, is history. He was smitten. So much so that he left his tech career to pursue a new start in the wine industry. And in 2008 he founded Portlandia.
2019 was a glorious vintage for Oregon wine and this wine shows a lot of what there is to like. The Portlandia Pinot from the Momtazi Vineyard has soft tannins, medium body, moderate acid, and is nicely balanced, The vibrant and juicy palate offers flavors of cherry, raspberry, strawberry, earth, spice, cocoa, light oak, and subtle notes of tobacco and vanilla. A good choice for pork dishes.