Review: 2016 Megan Anne Pinot Noir Willamette Valley
From Mark Ryan McNeilly, the proprietor of Mark Ryan wines, comes this, the third vintage of the Megan Anne-labelled pinot, a wine that is named for McNeilly’s wife and made in collaboration with winemaker Isabelle Meunier.
For an Oregon-sourced wine, this is a quite dense pinot noir, loaded with boysenberries, black cherries, tobacco leaf, and spice. The rather dense palate is chocolate-heavy, with touches of cloves and a hint of prune, all making for a rather overpowering pinot noir from a region known more for producing earthier, herbal wines. Pair with a hearty meal.
B / $40 / meganannecellars.com