2009 Kudos Carabella Vineyard Chehalem Mountains Willamette Valley Oregon Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., pH 3.51, TA 0.59, 317 cases, $30. Aged 8 months in 22% new French oak barrels. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Brooding aromas of dark red stone fruits, spice and oak. Impressive mid palate explosion of perfectly ripe red fruits wrapped in mild dry tannins, finishing with a striking intensity of cherry fruit. Very smooth in the mouth, with an ephemeral finishing tone. Very enjoyable wine at this price point. Very good (+). Reviewed February 22, 2012

Winery: Kudos
From article: Sips of Oregon Pinot Noir