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Staff Pick

Cowbell Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley - 2015

Item # 33381 750mL
$21.96/ Single Bottle
$263.52 $237.17/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

Fresh and juicy Pinot Noir with Old World earthiness and delicacy. Approachable with ripe strawberry, cherry, and white kitchen spices with a hint orange peel finish.

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Staff Pick Notes

Sometimes it is the simple and easy things that bring us the most pleasure, whether it’s that first sip of coffee in the morning or the last bite of a gooey chocolate chip cookie. They may seem mundane and everyday, but we secretly crave them. This Pinot Noir gave me that very same craving. I had brought the bottle home to share over a humble meal after work. After I had downed a glass and licked my fingers clean of dinner, I found myself thinking, “I could use a little more Cowbell…” It’s palate of fresh orchard fruits and addictive umami notes (ginger and soy sauce) just make you thirsty for another glass. To borrow a famous quote, “I’VE GOT A FEVER, AND THE ONLY PRESCRIPTION IS MORE COWBELL!”

- SD

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Pinot Noir

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Willamette Valley

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