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Wine of the Week: 2010 Evening Land Pinot Noir

The 2010 Evening Land Pinot Noir from Oregeon’s Willamette Valley has ripe fruit and a silken texture. (Los Angeles Times/MCT)
The 2010 Evening Land Pinot Noir from Oregeon’s Willamette Valley has ripe fruit and a silken texture. (Los Angeles Times/MCT)
It’s easy to detect the hand of consulting winemaker Dominique Lafon in this lush Pinot from Evening Land vineyard in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. The 2010’s ripe fruit, silken texture and underlying minerality channel a Burgundian elegance. Evening Land’s Pinot is a terrific food wine ― perfect with the holiday turkey or roast beef, with comforting stews and braised dishes.

A wonderful buy for the quality.

● Region: Willamette Valley, Ore.

● Price: About $25

● Style: Soft and lush

● What it goes with: Roast birds, prime rib, stews, braised meats

By S. Irene Virbila

(Los Angeles Times)

(Distributed by MCT Information Services)
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