Pearce Predhomme Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2022
  • Red Wine
  • Pinot Noir
  • Sustainable, Volcanic
  • Dry
  • Medium Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 13.8% alc./vol

Pearce Predhomme Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2022

Oregon, U.S.
Regular price $33.95per bottle ($407.40per case)
12 bottles per case
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Rich & Juicy

The Oregon based wine collaboration between Nicholas Pearce and Sommelier Will Predhomme celebrates its 10th vintage with its newest release.

The 2022 Pearce Predhomme Willamette Valley Pinot Noir showcases the unique terroir of the Hyland Vineyard in the McMinnville AVA. Hyland is one of Oregon's oldest vineyards, planted on pure volcanic Jory soil at elevations as high as 900 ft. The vineyard is farmed sustainably using organic and biodynamic practices with a LIVE Certification.

The Hyland Vineyard was originally planted in 1971 with self rooted clones. At the 1985 Burgundy Challenge in Paris, Hyland fruit led the way in a blind tasting competition that saw panelists unable to differentiate between Oregon and Burgundian Pinot Noirs. To the amazement of the wine world, three Oregon wines garnered higher point totals than the Burgundies and all contained fruit from the Hyland vineyard. In 1989, Dijon 115 Pinot Noir clones were planted on several new blocks. Now reaching old vine status at over 30 years, these parcels create extremely interesting blending components.

The 2022 vintage shows pure fruit, bright acidity, intense depth, and a classic balance; aromas of red cherries, wild strawberries, forest floor, herbs & spice. The palate is fresh, lively with loads of raspberries and cherries. Fine tannins with a lengthy finish.

Pinot Noir is very versatile to pair. We love it with all types of roasted meats and vegetables; salmon, chicken, duck, pork, beef. Serve with sautéed mushrooms, grilled onions and fresh salads.

About the Winery

Pearce Family Wines

In the early 2000's Nicholas Pearce was exposed to the garagiste movement in Bordeaux and was particularly inspired by négociants like Jean Luc Thunevin (Saint Emilion), James Sichel (Margaux) and Nicolas Potel (Beaune) from Burgundy.

After returning home to Ontario and starting his own wine company, he has had a hand in making 10+ wines in two hemispheres, 3 countries and 5 different appellations since the 2013 vintage.

Pearce Predhomme

Pearce Predhomme is a collaboration of like-minded individuals from around the globe. Founded with a mission to build and import wines from our favourite appellations while offering an unequaled value/quality ratio for the sommeliers & wine buyers in Ontario. This is a project between Toronto Sommelier and entrepreneur Will Predhomme and Ontario wine importer Nicholas Pearce they have partnered with Radford Dale in South Africa and NorthWest Wine Co. in Oregon to create these special cuvées.

Press Reviews

Wine Align

91 points - David Lawrason

This label is joint project by Ontario-based wine importer Nicolas Pearce and wine marketing and events specialist Will Predhomme, who represents Wines of Oregon. It is well-made, edgy and quite intense pinot noir with lifted cranberry, cherry, a touch of evergreen and considerable oak toast/smoke. There is also some florality. It is medium weight, firm and tart-edged with some pomegranate bitterness on the finish. Tannins are fairly firm but not at all austere. The length is very good to excellent. Best 2024 to 2030. Tasted May 2024.

90 points - Michael Godel

2021 vintage: Mature fruit in this triple P, substantial and upwards of at least eight out of ten on the phenolic scale as it pertains to the Willamette Valley. Some verdancy yet the right kind of green, like spring vascular plants that reproduce via spores and have neither seeds nor flowers. These are scents of roots, stems and leaves, earthy, twiggy and savoury, all together making for a truly authentic varietal experience. Good mid-palate weight, high level acidity yet feeling a tad boozy and also peppery upon the finish. Plenty of attack, mostly in balance, rising then culminating at a cymbaleer sound and brassy profile. Maybe let it rest a year. Drink 2024-2027. Tasted April 2023.