Full Review

Aeris

Aeris
2015 Pinot Noir, Oregon

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Pinot Noir

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.6%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$17

Aeris
2015 Pinot Noir, Oregon

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Pinot Noir

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.6%
Ruby color. Fruity, savory aromas and flavors of dark chocolate cherries and orange peels and marinated beets and okra with a soft, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, brisk finish conveying accents of chocolate genache, pomegranate vinaigrette, craisin, and herb tea with fine, chewy tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A bright and refreshing pinot noir with savory fruit and zippy acidity.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Old World, Crisp & Lively & Savory
Aroma Aroma: dark chocolate cherries and orange peels and marinated beets and okra
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of chocolate genache, pomegranate vinaigrette, craisin, and herb tea
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Ribs, Meatball Sandwich, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bright and refreshing pinot noir with savory fruit and zippy acidity.

The Producer

Precept Wine

The Producer
1910 Fairview Ave East, Ste 400
Seattle, WA 98102
USA
1 206-267-5252

Their Portfolio

86 Aeris 2015 Pinot Noir, Oregon 13.6% (USA) $19.99.
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88 Cluster 2016 Dark Red Blend, Washington 13.8% (USA) $9.99.
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87 David James 2016 Rosé, Columbia Valley 13.4% (USA) $12.99.
82 David James 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley 12.8% (USA) $12.99.
89 Disastrous by Nature 2016 Red Blend, Columbia Valley 13.6% (USA) $12.00.
86 Disastrous by Nature 2017 Rosé, Columbia Valley 12.8% (USA) $12.00.
88 Havelock 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough 13% (New Zealand) $14.99.
92 Havelock 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough 12.5% (New Zealand) $13.99.
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86 La Bouline 2016 Rosé, France 12% (France) $12.99.
86 Larkspur 2014 Pinot Noir, Oregon 13.8% (USA) $16.99.
86 Lunar Harvest 2015 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley 13.9% (USA) $8.99.
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87 Lunar Harvest 2015 Riesling, Columbia Valley 13.1% (USA) $7.99.
88 Lunar Harvest 2016 Merlot, Columbia Valley 13.7% (USA) $9.00.
87 Lunar Harvest 2016 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley 13% (USA) $9.00.
88 Lunar Harvest 2016 Riesling, Columbia Valley 11.5% (USA) $8.00.
88 Lunar Harvest 2016 Reserve, Pinot Noir, Oregon 14.2% (USA) $11.00.
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88 MWC 2016 Pinot Gris, Columbia Valley 13.4% (USA) $13.99.
84 MWC 2015 Rosé, Columbia Valley 13.4% (USA) $13.99.
90 Perimeter 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.5% (USA) $12.99.
88 Perimeter 2015 Chardonnay, California 13.6% (USA) $12.99.
85 Perimeter 2015 Black Dark Red Blend, California 13.5% (USA) $12.99.
88 Perimeter 2014 Merlot, Washington 14.1% (USA) $12.99.
82 Perimeter 2015 Red Blend, Washington 13.9% (USA) $12.99.
87 Perimeter 2015 Riesling, Washington 11% (USA) $10.99.
84 Perimeter 2016 Merlot, Washington 13.7% (USA) $9.99.
90 Perimeter 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13% (USA) $9.99.
87 Perimeter 2015 Chardonnay, California 13.6% (USA) $9.99.
86 Perimeter 2015 Red Blend, Washington 13.9% (USA) $9.99.
86 Perimeter 2016 Black Dark Red Blend, California 13.5% (USA) $9.99.
89 Perimeter 2017 Riesling, Washington 11.7% (USA) $7.99.
85 Perimeter 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.5% (USA) $9.99.
87 Perimeter 2018 Chardonnay, California 12.7% (USA) $9.99.
86 Perimeter 2018 Black Dark Red Blend, California 13.5% (USA) $9.99.
86 Perimeter 2018 Riesling, Washington 12.8% (USA) $8.99.
86 Perimeter 2017 Pinot Noir, California 13.5% (USA) $11.99.
84 Perimeter 2017 Red Blend, Washington 13.5% (USA) $9.99.
87 Red Impulse 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley 13.3% (USA) $9.99.
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Pinot Noir

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Serve in a Burgundy Wine Glass
Pinot Noir is one of the world’s most fascinating red varieties. While many red grapes produces wines of power and youthful intensity, a wine made from Pinot Noir is often more refined with higher acidity and lower levels of tannins. The spiritual home for Pinot Noir is Burgundy, where it is produced in many styles, from very light to examples that can age for two to three decades.

Pinot Noirs tend to have aromas and flavors red cherry fruit, while some offer notes of wild strawberry, plum or even floral notes such as carnation and red roses. As tannins in Pinot Noir are not as pronounced as in a grape such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Nebbiolo, most Pinot Noirs can be enjoyed upon release, which is usually two to three years after the vintage.

Burgundy works extremely well for Pinot Noir, as it is a cool climate; a warm or hot climate would not bring out the perfumes of the variety. Thus growers in several countries have planted Pinot Noir in their coolest regions, looking to emulate Burgundy. These include the Willamette Valley in Oregon; Russian River Valley, Santa Lucia Highlands and Sta. Rita Hills in California (among others); Central Otago in New Zealand; Casablanca and San Antonio Valleys in Chile and the Rheinhessen, Pfalz and Baden in Germany (where the grape is known as Spatburgunder). The concept of terroir – a wine is the producet of its specific environment – is most often associated with Pinot Noir.

Pinot Noirs tend to pair well with poultry (duck a l’orange is a classic match), game birds and even certain types of seafoods (as tannins are low), such as salmon, tuna and halibut.