2008 Lenné Estate Yamhill-Carlton District Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., 496 cases, $45. A selection of the best barrels of 115 and Pommard from the estate vineyard. Unfined and unfiltered. · Dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Spectacular nose offering fully ripe aromas of dark red strawberries, raspberries and cherries with a hint of warm brioche and forest floor. Lavishly appointed with rich and intense flavors of berries, red plums, sassafras, and cassis. Ripely sweet and round with a striking persistence on the finish. Everything is in tune and structurally sound for aging. Hard to resist now, but give this wine another 5 years, and open it with a special companion. Reviewed August 13, 2011

Winery: Lenné Estate
From article: Not Too Late For Oregon ’08