Crafted from grapes grown in Umpqua Valley and the Willamette Valley, Rainstorm's pinot noir reflects the diverse landscapes of Oregon. The diverse climates throughout Oregon—from dramatic seascapes to lush rainforests to high deserts— gives Rainstorm Wines their unique qualities. With its cool, mild climate, the Willamette Valley of northern Oregon produces an earthy, elegant style and complex flavors and subtlety. The hotter and drier climate in the southern Oregon’s Umpqua Valley region produces brilliant, ripe, rich fruit flavors.
This 50/50 blend of these two wine regions, creates a perfect harmony. The macerations are brief, usually about a week, when the grape skin comes in contact with the juice. Then after a rough filtration, the wine is put in contact with oak for at least 12 months. The resulting wine is fruit-forward, soft and elegant with aromas of rose and lavender and flavors of ripe cherry. It is no surprise that Rainstorm Pinot Noir is award-winning:
2012: Best in Class! Double Gold! - Great NW Wine Competition
2012 90 Points! Critics Gold! - Critics Challenge
2010 90 Points! Best Buy! - Wine & Spirits
Rainstorm Pinot Noire retails for $17.00. You can buy your award-winning wine here.
My personal favorite is Rainstorm's Silver Linings: 2015 Oregon, Pinot Noir Rose. This bottle comes from grapes of Willamette Valley with its cool and mild climates. These grapes from northern Oregon produces Pinot Noir with an earthy, elegant style and complex yet subtle flavors. 65% of the grapes were direct press for this Rosé providing acidity and elegance. 35% came from the saignée Pinot Noir tank providing more fruity flavors with aromas of strawberry, rose petals and pomegranate seeds. It is completely dry with refreshing acidity.
Rainstorm Silver Linings retails for $17.00. You can buy your Rose here.