Timble and Thyme, LLC, 801 N Scott Street, Carlton, Oregon 97111 | Phone (503) 476-9443 | email@example.com
Asilda Pinot Noir is handcrafted from the grapes of the Yamhill-Carlton AVA in the northern Willamette Valley, Oregon. This grapes of the region are capable of producing world class wines. The grapes are black-purple in color which produces a vibrant magenta to aubergine colored wine. Asilda is made from a blend of Pinot Noir Clones to produce an upfront full mouth flavor followed by a full finish.
The wine cellars well and reaches maximum flavor in five to 10 years. It is however, quite drinkable after two years in the cellar. The wine has enough body to wonderfully pair with red meats, salmon and pastas.
This well balanced wine is less acidic than wines from other AVA's and contains fruity notes variously described as blackberry, cherry, espresso and dark chocolate. The scents from the wine include rose, violet, lavender and an underlying earthiness. Asilda wine is made by fully extracting the grapes to achieve maximum intensity of flavors. In that sense, it has more body and intensity than classical burgundies and is described by the owners as a wine that will even appeal to cabernet drinkers.
The 2013 Asilda Pinot Noir, from the Yamhill-Carton district, has a perfumed, floral bouquet that is pure and seductive, lovely red cherries and fresh strawberry fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, great depth of fruit, a caressing texture and rounded spicy red berries on the long finish. What a gorgeous Pinot Noir. Superb. --- Neal Martin -- eRoberParker.com March 2015 RATING 93 POINTS