Hamilton Russell Oregon<br />2019 Zena Crown Pinot Noir

Hamilton Russell Oregon
2019 Zena Crown Pinot Noir

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TYPE Dry - Red
REGION Oregon | South Africa
GRAPES Pinot Noir
APPELLATION Eola-Amity Hills
94 points, Vinous |
93 points, The Tasting Panel |
93 points, Blue Lifestyle |
91 points, Wine Enthusiast |
About the Wine
Critic Reviews
94 points, Vinous
“Shimmering magenta. Expressive aromas of fresh raspberry and boysenberry are complemented by suggestions of potpourri, cola, vanilla, and exotic spices. Blends depth and vivacity with a deft hand, offering appealingly sweet Chambord, blue fruit and spice cake flavors, and a touch of mocha. Smooth, even tannins frame a very long, sappy finish that leaves red fruit preserve and floral notes behind.”

93 points, Blue Lifestyle
“Pale ruby color, vanilla and cherry nose, silky and juicy with lovely cherry fruit and good acid structure; fresh, tangy and long, elegant and balanced; Hamilton Russell’s foray into Oregon seems to be a success.”

93 points, The Tasting Panel
“Pale ruby color and aromas of vanilla and cherry. Silky and fresh, with lovely cherry notes and good acidity; tangy and long, elegant and balanced. Hamilton Russell’s foray into Oregon seems to be a success.”

91 points, Wine Enthusiast
“Maintaining a lighter approach to Pinot Noir, this South African producer has made an elegant wine in 2019, with bright raspberry fruit in a tangle of fresh herbs. It’s circled with lemon zest and has the subtle power of a fine village Burgundy. Ageworthy for certain and should benefit from another three to five years of bottle development.”

About The Winery
Hamilton Russell Vineyards in South Africa developed an international reputation over 40 vintages for unusually restrained, classically styled Pinot Noir, with deep structure and spice balancing fruit opulence. Hamilton Russell Oregon aims to express this stylistic philosophy with the very best Willamette Valley fruit - showcasing the restrained classicism of great European Pinot Noir and the bright purity of Oregon fruit. In 2020, with the release of two site-specific Hamilton Russell Oregon Pinot Noirs from the applauded Eola Amity Hills and Ribbon Ridge appellations, Anthony and Olive Hamilton Russell expanded their reach to the frontier of Burgundian-style winemaking in the New World. While the Hamilton Russell team brings with them years of experience and know-how to the burgeoning Oregon wine industry, they see their Oregon project as a great learning opportunity, which should ultimately inform the quality and styling of all their wines.