Wine of the Day: Landform Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

You know I am a sucker for a stellar Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, and the latest offering from Winemaker Josh Phelps (son of Chris Phelps, current winemaker for Inglenook, and founder of Ad Vivum,) doesn’t disappoint, especially for the price ($25 for Oregon Pinot…a steal!) Josh grew up in a winemaking family, and always took the attitude of wanting to create something on his own that would be a little bit out of the norm, creating wines with an equal amount of character and personality. His Grounded Wine Company, that includes offerings like Steady State Cabernet Sauvignon ($65) from Napa Valley, and Collusion Cabernet Sauvignon from sustainably grown vineyards in Washington’s Red Mountain and Horse Heaven Hills AVAs, another incredible wine for the price point. Landform Pinot Noir ($25) showcases why Willamette Valley is ideal for growing quality Pinot Noir, opening with wild strawberry and crushed red cherries, followed by soft herbal and violet notes, and a touch of crushed stone and spice. Nicely textured, the medium-bodied wine is easy, bringing freshness and energy to the approachable palate. Grounded Wine Company is offering one-cent shipping on the mainland on a case of wine right now, as we all try to deal with this pandemic. Affordable, high-quality wines, and with a shipping deal…sign me up! #cheers