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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Zena Crown Vista Pinot Noirtext
93POINTS
17¼/20

Zena Crown Vista Pinot Noir 2017

Oregon, United StatesSourced from several blocks within Zena Crown Vineyard, now more than a dozen years old. It’s aged 16 months in 53 percent new French oak barrels. Winemaker Shane Moore likes a high percentage of new oak with medium and medium-plus toast levels because new barrels breathe, permitting more oxygen ingress than wine-soaked neutral wood. The wine only moves once: into the bottle. If there’s one wine that reflects Zena Crown Vineyard, Moore thinks it is the 2017 Vista. The nose is savoury Oregon with coffee, toast and light-brown spice mixing with dark strawberry fruit. The palate is silky texture that seems to power up the spicy notes throughout the wine before a lengthy, earthy, wild pinot finish. Impressive.Tasted: 23 March 2021Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 109.99 select private retailers AB 100.99 select private retailers SK 111.99 special order MB 111.99 special order Producer: Zena Crown VineyardDistributors: Summit Fine Wines
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 134751UPC: 857110006152