2006 Belle Vallée Cellars Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., $38, 11 months in 45% new French oak. Low yields from two vineyards, 50% Pommard, 50% clones 113, 115. · Plush red and black fruits are set off by a hint of oak char. Syrupy in texture, richly layered and possessing a healthy tannic backbone. A hearty wine that would welcome hearty foods. Reviewed January 30, 2008

Winery: Belle Vallée Cellars
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