Janis Joplin Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir is perhaps the most soulful grape of all. Hard to grow and temperamental, it’s caused its share of Kozmic Blues among winemakers. But on the right stage, Pinot Noir is nothing short of beguiling. Who better to embody such a mercurial, individualist wine than the charismatic Janis Joplin, Queen of Psychedelic Soul.
Made in her honor, this groovy Pinot Noir hails from Oregon’s premium Willamette Valley. Located on the same latitude as France’s Burgundy (where you’ll find the world’s most expense Pinot), this region produces the finest Pinot Noir in Oregon (and, arguably, the U.S.). And thanks to a near-perfect growing season, the 2016s are “polished and sleek, so easy to drink on their own ... It’s a good time to love Oregon Pinot Noir” (Wine Spectator).

You’re in for layers of ripe cherry, raspberry, and strawberry flavor, plus sweet spice notes. With velvety-smooth tannins and a long, haunting finish, this seductive Pinot Noir will rock your world on its own or with a special meal (Pinot is famously food-friendly).

Country

United States

Varietal

Pinot Noir

Region

Lodi

Alcohol

13.8

Volume

750mL

Vintage

2016