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2008 Z’IVO Whole Cluster Project Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir

13.7% alc., 160 cases, $40. From all five estate vineyard clones. Large harvest of 3 tons per acre. 100% whole cluster, barefoot punch downs, ambient yeast fermentation. Aged in 33% new French oak. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Appealing aromas of dark stone and berry fruits, nicely spiced and offering a hint of rose petals. Mid weight, sweet plum and blackberry flavors with firm tannins and a long, long finish. The fruit is striking in intensity and brilliance. Drinkable now, but will benefit from more time in bottle, and should readily age in the cellar. Very good. Reviewed June 4, 2013

Winery: Z'IVO Wines
From article: Oregon Pinot Noir Doctors