To many, wine is a great escape. The centerpiece to a sparkling conversation with good friends or peaceful time alone with your thoughts, a good wine is the vessel that transports away from the chaos and stress of life. Kramer Vineyards is sustainably farmed, family owned and operated winery in northwest Oregon making wines that facilitate everyday wine escapes.
In the glass, the Kramer 2010 Estate Pinot Noir shows a dark rose color that is semi-translucent. The nose is a bold blend of black cherry, strawberry and spice. On the palate is where this wine shines. It opens with bright cherry, tea and spice. The mid-palate delivers a really pleasant amount of acid and a balanced touch of tannins with notes of ripe raspberry and pepper. The finish is lingering with a touch of dryness.
At $20 a bottle online at http://www.kramervineyards.com, this Pinot Noir is a tremendous value for the quality. (A-)