2008 Ponzi Vineyards Reserve Willamette Valley Oregon Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., $60 (sold out at the winery). A blend of several old vineyards primarily grown on Laurelwood soils in the Chehalem Mountains AVA. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Aromas of dark berry jam and plum pudding with a hint of stem and underbrush. Spicy and sweet array of red and black berry flavors robed in firm, muscular tannins, finishing with lively acidity and a floral note. Solid but not exceptional now. Good. Reviewed January 12, 2012

Winery: Ponzi Vineyards
From article: Embarrassment of Riches: Oregon