The Times - Serving Waitsburg, Dayton and the Touchet Valley

By Brianna Wray
The Times 

Reporting back: Nocking Point's "Quarantine" Pinot Noir Review

Big bouquet, smooth finish


Brianna Wray

A decorative drip motif, in a bold crossover of minimalist and Jackson Pollock styles.

When I moved to Walla Walla just over two years ago, I knew little of wine. Family and friends assured me that would change. "Next thing you know, you'll have a cellar going," they said. Sure.

At the time, I had an art major's experience with the everyday chardonnays and merlots that accompany gallery openings, most of which can be described as brassy and abrasive.

Beyond that, I once tasted what I still consider to be the greatest wine ever, a 2000 Leonetti merlot aged fifteen years. Perfectly smooth from bouquet to tongue, to finish. At no point was there not rich, smoothness. It was so g...

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