2014 Saffron Fields Vineyard Heritage Clones Yamhill-Carlton Oregon Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., 500 cases, $45. Release November 1, 2016. 100% estate grown Pommard and Wädenswil clones. Aged in French oak barrels, 33% new. · Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. Leading off are aromas of blackberry jam, earthy flora and a hint of vanilla. A glorious mid weight plus core of dark fruits arrive on the attack with luscious richness and follow through with a well-sustained mid palate, finishing long and generous. Despite the generous sap, the wine is light on its feet with submerged tannins and exquisite balance. Still highly pleasurable the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Score: 93. Reviewed October 19, 2016

Winery: Saffron Fields Vineyard
From article: Recently Tasted Oregon Pinot Noir