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Precocious Pinot

Furioso winemaker Dominique Mahé and proprietor Giorgio Furioso (Courtesy of Furioso)

Giorgio Furioso is an artist, professor of art, and gallery owner; he turned to wine in 2015—he’s Italian after all—but in Oregon, where he now owns two vineyard properties. This is just the second release from Trovato Vineyard, Furioso’s Yamhill-Carlton property; this wine is named for his uncle Peter. It’s precocious, to be sure. From multiple clones planted on sedimentary Willakenzie soils, it’s dark and dramatically spicy, with scents of cinnamon, cardamom, and a whiff of tobacco. A rush of red-cherry fruit bursts through the savor, as bright as a cordial, with a cool tension between fruit and spice elements, suggesting a compelling cellar life. Give it time to unveil its secrets.


Furioso 2019 Yamhill-Carlton Pietro Trovato Vineyard Pinot Noir

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Patrick J. Comiskey covers US wines for Wine & Spirits magazine, focusing on the Pacific Northwest, California’s Central Coast and New York’s Finger Lakes.

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