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NEW SCORES! 2014 Willful Winemaker Cuvée Pinot Noir
92 points, Vinous
“Sexy, expansive aromas of fresh red and dark berries, incense and candied flowers; deeper cola and licorice nuances emerge as the wine opens up. Fleshy and seamless on the palate, offering sweet black raspberry and spicecake flavors underscored by a vein of juicy acidity. Shows the depth on the vintage but comes off energetic, like a serious 2013, and finished very long, floral, and gently tannic revealing no rough edges.” – Josh Raynolds
92 points, Prince of Pinot
“Right off this wine strikes you as serious. A deep fruited nose features aromas of black cherry, black raspberry and black currant. The flavors replicate the aromas in a mid weight styled wine that delivers the ripe, dark fruits typical of the warm 2014 vintage. Very satisfying, with good structure and length, offering balance for age ability.” – Rusty Gaffney
90 points, Wine Enthusiast
KGW News Feature
Local Portland news outlet KGW featured seven women winemakers at the Southeast Wine Collective on Wednesday, February 1 to promote their month-long flight series featuring wines made by women in Oregon, with proceeds going to the ACLU.
The Columbian - Interview with Pam Walden
"At Portland’s SE Wine Collective, she crafts her Willful label employing naked fermentation (not adding yeast) to bring out the truest sense of the vineyard and vintage. Her efforts to make her own way are being noticed. Prince of Pinot gave her 2014 Willful Winemaker Cuvée Pinot Noir 92 points and Wine Enthusiast came through at 90. This 100 percent Pommard clone wine captures what Walden strives for in pinot noir...."