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2011 Seven of Hearts Special Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

12.5% alc., 133 cases, $42. Clones 114, 115, 777, Pommard, W├Ądenswil and Mariafeld from four sub-appellations including both volcanic and sedimentary soils. Aged in 27% new French oak barrels. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Aromas of cherries and berries, mushrooms, exotic woods and espresso. Tasty core of red cherries, cranberries and strawberries with engaging acidity. Light on its feet and modest in concentration, but flavorful. Much more intensity the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Score: 89. Reviewed September 5, 2013

Winery: Seven of Hearts Wine
From article: Small Sips of Recently Tasted Pinot Noir and a Few Whites