2008 BlackCap Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., $45. Made from Eyrie’s younger Pinot Noir vines and fruit purchased from other mature and naturally managed Willamette Valley plantings. · Moderately deep reddish-purple color in the glass. Noticeably more extraction and oak treatment in this wine compared to the Eyrie bottlings. The nose is flush with a panoply of darker stone fruit and berry aromas. The core of fruit is wrapped in firm tannins and displays an underpinning of subtle oak-driven flavors. Not particularly refined but has the fruit to capture your attention. Very good. Reviewed June 10, 2011

Winery: Black Cap Wine
From article: A Tasting of The Eyrie Vineyards