2006 Willamette Valley Vineyards Estate Vineyard Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 2,534 cases, $40. Clones are 667, 777 (both grafted in 1993), Pommard and Wädenswil. The vineyard, which was originally planted in 1983, has 50 acres of vines on Nekia and Jory soils that are well drained. Aged in 35% new oak. · Dark cherries, dried herbs and char lead the aromatic charge. A healthy core of black cherry and black raspberry fruit with a sidecar of savory herbs and oak char. Soft and bright in the mouth with a refreshingly clean finish. Reviewed September 15, 2008

Winery: Willamette Valley Vineyards
From article: A Taste of Noiregon, Vintages 2005 & 2006