A "best buy" and highly recommended wine, this Pinot Noir is produced from 100 percent estate-grown grapes in the Willamette Valley. Aged in about 50-50 new and old barrels, the wine rests primarily in French oak. Inviting aromas of black cherry with earthy notes yield to sweet layers of ripe red and black cherries, blackberry and chocolate, with nuances of light oak, pepper and vanilla on the palate. Pairs well with a variety of foods including baked chicken, roast pork, sesame tuna, grilled salmon, roasted vegetables and pasta dishes. Available at Meme's Market, Cork & Bottle, Elio's Wine Warehouse, Vieux Carré Wine and Spirits, Dorignac's, Cellars of River Ridge and Wine Down in Mandeville.