Winemaker Judy Thoet hand-selected wine lots predominantly from Larkin Vineyard (between Amity and Dallas, Oregon). Within the effects of the Van Duzer Corridor, this site gets cool breezes from the Pacific during the hot summer months. This affects ripening by allowing for a longer hang-time in the vineyard while maintaining balanced acidity and full maturity of the berries with flavors and complexity that we all love.
Three Thieves 2017 Pinot Noir (California); $11, 91 points. Baking spice aromas and ripe, juicy fruit flavors make this full-bodied wine easy to appreciate. It follows on the palate with toasty oak nuances and satisfying notes of red and black cherries. A good structure of fruit, acidity and moderate tannins keeps it well balanced.?Best Buy. ?J.G.