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2008 Montage Vineyards The Etzel Vineyard Ribbon Ridge Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., pH 3.81, <120 cases, $24.95. Clones 115 and 667 from the Upper Terrace of the Beaux Frères Estate. 100% de-stemmed, native yeast fermentation, reductive winemaking, aged on the lees for 18 months in 25% new French oak barrels. · Very shy nose hinting at strawberries, cherries, herbs and loamy earth, coming to life slowly in the glass. Delicate flavors of red berries and cherries with a touch of oak in the background. Simple, yet pleasant, this wine will appeal to lovers of feminine-styled Pinot Noir. Good. Reviewed January 27, 2011

Winery: Montage Vineyards
From article: More Sips of 2008 Oregon Pinot Noir