It only makes sense that my first post would be on a Oregon Pinot Noir being that they are some of my favorite wines. I’m probably a little biased as a local Oregonian, too.
The BlackLIST Pinot Noir is a limited production from The Four Graces Winery located in Dundee, OR. We purchased this wine while tasting there in August. The staff was extremely friendly and very accommodating to our request to taste out on the back patio. The laid back, take your time vibe provides a relaxed tasting where you genuinely feel they want you to stay as long as you’d like and answer any questions. If you’re traveling through the area, I’d recommend a stop in as they’re also pouring a really nice Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc (excellent with Thai food!) as well as a few other Pinot Noirs at reasonable price points.
I give this wine 3 stars out of 5. It’s a solid Pinot at $38 with a high alcohol content at 14.8%. Medium-to-full bodied with dark fruit and a hint of vanilla and spice. Ready to drink now. We started with a glass at dinner, which was a tofu spinach lasagna, but the tomato sauce really brought out the high alcohol content in the wine making it lose a lot of the nice fruit and spice flavors. It was much nicer to drink just on its own.
For more information on The Four Graces Winery, you can visit their website http://thefourgraces.com/.
I’d love to hear your thoughts if you tried this one for yourself or if you’ve enjoyed a visit to The Four Graces Winery too!