Pinot In the City - Day 4: Vista Hills 2014 Treehouse Pinot Noir

In case you missed it, this is a 12-day look at Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley leading up to a special Dallas and Austin event hosted by Willamette Valley Wines called Pinot In the City. Each day, I’ll offer a few notes on a Pinot Noir from a different producer—all of whom will be in attendance to share their wines at Pinot In the City. 

The event, Pinot in the City in Dallas (Jan 24) and Austin (Jan. 26), will offer a special preview tasting of Willamette Valley wines that is open to the public with a VIP tasting at 5pm and a General Admission tasting at 6pm in each city on the respective dates. Check out ( for more information.

Day 4: Vista Hills 2014 Treehouse Pinot Noir, $28

This estate Pinot Noir for Vista Hills Vineyard and Winery of the Dundee Hills AVA is a beautiful flagship wine revealing aromas of concentrated cassis and cherry cordial with notes of milk chocolate, red flowers, and anise. A deep, brooding expression of Pinot Noir, this wine bas a well-integrated mouthfeel that is both complex and approachable.

Of Note: 


Production: 273 cases

Alcohol: 13.8%

Barrel Regimen: 17 months in French oak, medium plus toast