2005 Willamette Valley Vineyards Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., 1,958 cases, $40. This wine is composed of the finest barrel lots from Estate vineyards. Dijon 667, 777, Pommard and Wädenswil clones. Fermented in stainless steel and aged in 35% new French oak. · This wine is dominated by oak as many reserve type bottlings are. The tart cherry fruit is embellished by plenty of earth and mineral notes. The texture is soft and pleasing but the finish retains some astringency. Tasted twice. Reviewed January 30, 2008

Winery: Willamette Valley Vineyards
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