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2008 Matello Souris Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., 165 cases, $36. A blend of Whistling Ridge, Bishop Creek and Cherry Grove vineyards. Aged for 18 months in 33% new French oak barrels. · Moderately intense reddish-purple color in the glass. Demure aromas of ripe Pinot fruits. The tasty core of cherries and berries takes a back seat to a citrus tone imparted by brisk acidity. Linear now with plenty of tannin, but possesses good upside potential. The Matello style reflects the winemaker’s background in the restaurant industry and will appeal to acid lovers. Good. Reviewed January 27, 2011

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