Willamette Valley 2014, Evesham Wood

The Evesham Wood winery is located a stone's throw from the town of Salem, Oregon. A little bit of blueberry, a touch of plum, a hint of smoke and a waft of tree bark. This is not an expensive wine ($21 from the winery, $30 in Manhattan) but nor is it particularly worth drinking. It is not undrinkable by any means but there is half a bottle which is likely to go into a coq au vin. There is just a lack of personality. It's medium to light weight. Nothing wrong with it though. It poses a Sartrian question: "Why should this wine exist?" Scores 15/30 for a Willamette Valley. I assume the single vineyard wines have more panache.


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