2017 Evolution Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., RS 4 g/L, 21,100 cases, $20. Produced by Sokol Blosser Winery. 100% Willamette Valley AVA grapes. Fermented with proprietary yeasts and both fermented and aged in stainless steel. A small amount of oak staves was submerged in the stainless steel tanks for 2-3 months during aging to develop structure, enhance mouthfeel and stabilize the color. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Aromas of confected black cherry, cola, spice and sandalwood. This wine delivers a lot of black cherry flavor in a mid weight style with matched tannins. Slight oak and savory herbs ply the background. A good everyday Pinot. Score: 88. Reviewed January 16, 2019

Winery: Sokol Blosser Winery
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