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2010 Kudos Reserve Yamhill-Carlton District Willamette Valley Oregon Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., pH 3.59, TA 0.54, 1,560 cases, $20. Aged 7 months in 15% new French oak barrels. A blend of vineyards. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Aromas of dark fruits, earth and oak. A middleweight offering of tasty black cherry, black raspberry and plum fruits with a very slight complimentary accent of oak char. The wine displays an earth and mineral foundation typical of this region. The fruit core makes an impression, the slightly grainy tannins are reined in, the mouth feel is satiny and seamless, and the wine finishes with bright acidity. Very good. Reviewed February 22, 2012

Winery: Kudos
From article: Sips of Oregon Pinot Noir