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2007 Del Rio Vineyards Rogue Valley Pinot Noir

13.7% alc., $28. Dijon clone 777 on 3309 rootstock at 1,089 vines per acre. The winemaker is Frenchman Jean-Michel Jussiaume. Premier release of own label Pinot Noir after growing grapes for others for years. · Appealing aromas of cherries, berries, vanillin, sawn oak and wet earth which are repeated in the medium weighted flavors. Nicely composed, smooth in the mouth and elegant with a ripe fruit aromatic finish that leaves a bit of oak in its wake. Reviewed January 1, 2009

Winery: Del Rio Vineyards
From article: Oregon Pinot Not Exclusive to the Willamette Valley