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2010 Thomas Gerrie Wines Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

104 cases, $25. Native yeast fermentation, 100% whole cluster, aged a minimum of 17 months in French oak. Unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately light reddish color in the glass. Attractive scent of red cherry pie glaze, baking spice, toast and sandalwood. Lighter in weight than the 2009 version, but equally pleasurable, showing less whole cluster influence, and brighter acidity. Flavors of crisp red cherries and berries and spice backed by suave tannins. Delicate, even feminine in character, but offers a tasteful, seamless drinking experience. Score: 90. Reviewed September 5, 2013

Winery: Thomas Gerrie Wines
From article: Small Sips of Recently Tasted Pinot Noir and a Few Whites