2012 Roots Pinot Noir Saffron Fields Vineyard

Estate: Roots Wine Co.
Region: Yamhill-Carlton, Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States of America
Vineyard: Saffron Fields Vineyard


Tasting Note:May 7, 2016

Second of the three Pinot Noirs sent to us by Chris. Strong garnet red with brownish edges and some light sediment. Nose was very complex, starting off with some savory notes, light smokiness, slight dirty cellar, grilled herbs and spices. After opening up it developed some bright cherry and cinnamon butter notes. Moderate acidity (7/10) and definitely the most rounded of the three, well integrated too. Palate started with some berry puree and some perfume. Very complex, added in some woody characteristics too. Long and lingering finish. Chris is doing some great things with his Pinot Noirs we were able to try. Most complex of the three and would love to try this again in a couple years.

Made from the Pommard clone. Aged for 18 months in 100% new French oak. Only 72 cases produced.

Drink Dates:

2016 till 2022.


91 points.

Price Point:

$$ - Sample provided by the Estate. Sold out at the Estate, but you can purchase the 2013 Saffron Fields for $38.00.