Leah Jorgensen

Leah Jorgensen 2017 Southern Oregon Cabernet Franc - Red Wine

Red Wine by Leah Jorgensen from Willamette Valley, Oregon. This wine expresses fresh, bright, vibrant aromatics lifting and floating above the glass, brimming with intense floral notes, perfume, and sweet fruit. This wine was like a bouquet of flowers saved from a precious occasion, hung carefully upside to dry and preserve the natural oils - rose petals, hibiscus, violets, carnations. It reminds the winemaker of a delicate floral fragrance she wore as a young womanbiscus, violets, carnations. It reminds the winemaker of a delicate floral fragrance she wore as a young woman - Petite Cherie by Annick Goutal - not for the individual scents of pear, peach, musky rose, freshly cut grass, and vanilla (those descriptors really sound more like a portrait of white wine, anyway), but, for the sum of its parts, the alchemy of these scents that, when coalesced, create something that smells nothing like the individual oils, but, something of a magical emanation created by some ethereal woodland fairy queen. Then, another swirl of the glass sparked cinnamon bark, cigar, sweet birch bark, the distinctive spicy-citrus aroma of black walnut leaves, brambles, and ripe cherries. read more