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2008 Matello Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.9% alc., 336 cases, $20. From Mad Wines Company owned by winemaker Marcus Goodfellow. Sourced from several vineyards. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. On the nose there is a demure perfume of dark cherry fruit with notable scents of oak, earth and cut flowers. An austere and currently disjointed wine with piercing acidity and flamboyant tannins that overwhelm the red cherry, raspberry and savory herb flavors. I don’t find the balance for aging. Decent. Reviewed January 27, 2011

Winery: Matello Winery
From article: More Sips of 2008 Oregon Pinot Noir