2015 Rain Dance Estate Chehalem Mountains Oregon Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., pH 3.62, TA 0.52, 125 cases, $40. Sourced from the estate Rain Dance Vineyard, established in 2009, and planted to 15 acres of Pinot Noir on Jory soil. Harvest Brix 25.5┬║. 60% Pommard, 20% W├Ądenswil, 20% Dijon 667. Triple hand sorted, 4-day cold soak, 10-day fermentation, aged in French oak barrels, 40% new, 40% once filled and 20% neutral. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Highly aromatic, sporting hi-tone aromas of black raspberry, blackberry, wine cave, toast and white pepper. Mid weight in style, with a somewhat lush array of black raspberry, and blueberry-pomegranate fruit flavors overlain with complimentary toasty oak. Silky and sleek in texture, with admirable balance and a pleasing finish. Score: 92. Reviewed June 25, 2017

Winery: Rain Dance Vineyards
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted Willamette Valley Wines