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2008 Lenné Estate Sad Jack 777 Yamhill-Carlton District Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., 49 cases, $55. Clone 777 does best in cool sites and 2008 was a very cool vintage so this clone really shined and some was bottled separately. Named after the two winery dogs, Sadie and Jack. · Restrained aromas of berry jam, rhubarb and rose petals. Similar in flavor profile to the Le Nez with more dazzling cherry, pomegranate and anise notes. Juicy and delicious, but not particularly expressive now, showing plenty of sinewy ripe tannins that need to integrate. Very good (+). Reviewed August 24, 2010

Winery: Lenné Estate
From article: Lenné Estate: 2008s are Best Ever