Plowbuster 2008 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley
Plowbuster is a second label from the folks at Carabella. In the glass, the 2008 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley (14.5%) was a clear, garnet red delivering pronounced cherry fruit notes along with hints of talc and toast.
This Oregon pinot noir offered generous cherry fruit flavors balanced with decent acidity, although it was a bit sweet and cloying on the finish. We paired this wine with a chopped salad that included chicken and salami accompanied by a loaf of rustic bread.
The candied nature of the Plowbuster pinot might appeal to some, but it's not my style. I purchased this for $20 and would pass on another bottle.