Puffin Pinot Noir 2015

Tasting Notes

Puffin Pinot Noir opens with brooding aromas of black cherry & black berry, paired with the classic Oregon Pinot forest floor and smoke in background.  Flavors of black cherry and black herbal tea present in the mid-palate.   This wine showcases big tannins for a pinot noir, with a long, clean finish.

Food Pairing

This food-friendly wine pairs nicely with a wide variety of foods, including salmon, tuna, portabella, turkey and tofu.  It also pairs surprisingly well with salads, chicken and pork, including bacon.

Product Notes

Made with 100% Pommard clone, the fruit for this delicious Pinot Noir comes from Pudding River Wine Cellars’ Estate Vineyard in Salem, OR.  The vineyard is relatively flat with a slight southwest aspect and uses VSP (vertical shoot positioning) trellising.

At harvest, the grapes were de-stemmed to whole berries. In the cellar, this Pinot Noir was aged for 10 months on its original yeast lees in 100% French oak barrels.  Approximately 40% of the French oak barrels were new.


Puffin Pinot Noir is a collaboration with Sean Driggers, the Winemaker for Pudding River Wine Cellars, located in Salem, OR. Sean’s wines have earned numerous Double Gold, Gold and Best of Class awards at wine competitions across the Pacific Northwest.


Silver Medal, 2018 Oregon Wine Awards
Silver Medal, Savor NW Wine Competition

Technical Notes

Grape Varietal: 100% Pommard Clone Pinot Noir
Vineyard AVA: Pudding River Estate Vineyard, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Alcohol: 13.2%
Cases Produced: 200 cases