2016 Rain Dance Estate Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., pH 3.61, TA 0.51, 164 cases, $40. Released May 5, 2018. 44% 667, 14% Pommard, 14% Wädenswil, 14% 943 and 14% 115. Harvest Brix 24.4º. 4-day cold soak, aged in French oak barrels, 29% new. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Nicely scented with aromas of Bing cherry and mocha java. The mid weight core of black cherry fruit is framed by toasty, smoky oak. Elegant in style, with amendable tannins, good juiciness and some finishing purpose. The oak oversteps its role a bit, but overall this is a charming wine. Score: 90. Reviewed June 9, 2018

Winery: Rain Dance Vineyards
From article: Recently Tasted Oregon Wines