Pearce Predhomme Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2021
  • Red Wine
  • Pinot Noir
  • Sustainable, Volcanic
  • Dry
  • Medium Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 13.8% alc./vol

Pearce Predhomme Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2021

Oregon, U.S.
Regular price $33.95per bottle ($395.40per case)
12 bottles per case
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Rich & Juicy

A wine from a collaboration between Nicholas Pearce and Will Predhomme to create wines from their favourite regions. 

While labeled as Willamette Valley, nearly all of the wine from this bottling came from the Dundee Hills AVA. Located 28 miles southwest of Portland, the Dundee Hills AVA encompasses 6,490 acres with geology dating back 15 million years when lava owed from northeast Oregon and pushed into the Willamette Valley, covering all but the
highest hills with up to 1,000 feet of basalt. An ideal climate combined with ancient, complex Jory soil produces wines that show pure fruit, bright acidity, intense depth, and a classic balance.

2021 was a cool and “classic” Willamette Valley vintage. Moderately cool temperatures were the common theme throughout the growing season; extending the start of harvest into late September. Pinot Noir is a varietal that is most expressive when allowed to hang on the vine until the pinnacle of the growing season, and the 2021 vintage allowed the grapes to do just that. Bright and sunny days with cool dry nights were observed the latter half of September and into October giving the grapes the final push to perfect ripeness. This classically Oregon vintage produced wines with delicate nuanced aromas and balanced acidity.

Aromas of red plums, black currant, ripe strawberries, spicy, and cedar. The palate is fresh, lively, loads of raspberries and cherries. Fine tannins and a peppery spice on the finish.

Pinot Noir is very versatile to pair. This wine will go well with fish like salmon and is also delicious with duck confit and other roast meats and mushrooms.

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

93 points - David Lawrason

Here's a quite delicious, complex, almost swarthy pinot with a sense of what I like to call vinosity - a sort of coming to together of many elements in a way that is generous and complete. Which makes it more difficult to deconstruct. Here the fruit is in the cran-cherry realm with woodsy, spicy, floral and vanillins evenly distributed. It is medium weight, rounded and smooth but not at all soft. Alcohol is a bit enlarged and warming, tannins are quite mellow. But overall there is a great sense of structure and the length is excellent. Tasted November 2021

91 points - Steve Thurlow

This is quite a rich purplish red pinot with a fragrant nose of raspberry and rhubarb fruit with soft oak spice and floral notes. The palate is midweight and firm with fine balancing acidity and mature tannin. A long lingering dry finish still has lots of fruit. Well structured and finely balanced with excellent length. Classy and well made for a good price. Tasted November 2021.