INSIDER'S PICK: 2017 BIGGIO HAMINA PINOT NOIR 'BIHA' EOLA-AMITY HILLS (Vinous 90points) $23.99
Even though we will not be doing the public tasting portion of the Insider's Pick until further notice, we will still be offering the wine for purchase with the usual 10% discount. The wines will still be ones we highly recommend, and the tasting notes will still be our own. We are also doing both a white and a red option each week, with the white wine available for the discount on Thursday and Friday, while the red wine available on Friday and Saturday. We hope you are able to come by and get some wines to enjoy.
While we didn't put this one on 'the List' of our Thanksgiving Turkey wines, you could pretty much set one of our turkey signs on the entire row of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir selections. But how fair would that be to everyone else? The entire region is tailor made to serve this time of year, so it's just not feasible to say there is just one to choose above all others. We're always a fan of what Biggio Hamina puts out (have to love a wine that quotes Dr. Pangloss from Candide), and this is a great value for an area-specific wine. The construction is from several vineyards within the Eola-Amity Hills AVA. including young vines from sources they feature in single site wines, so you can think of it as an equivalent of a Cotes de Nuits Villages level designation from Burgundy. Distinct character without the price. Fresh and aromatic red fruits with some dark earth and spice around the edges as it opens up, the wines show off the Biggio Hamina elegant style on the palate, vibrant and snappy all the way through the finish. This is also one of those wines that seems to gain body as it opens up for a few hours, intensifying the fruit and lengthening the finish, earning a more substantial experience with some patience.
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We offering free tastings on these wines in the store every Thursday and Friday, and a 10% discount off the retail price through the duration of the day. Come on by and give them a try!