2011 Beckham Estate Dow’s Chehalem Mountains Oregon Pinot Noir

50 cases, $40. Since 1857, more than 20 sons in the Beckham family have carried the name Dow and this wine honors Andrew’s father, grandfather and now Andrew’s son. A barrel selection of clone 777 and Pommard aged in 40% new French oak. · Light reddish purple color in the glass. Elegant, but packs plenty of flavor including Bing cherry, spice and mocha. Highly aromatic with a hearty backbone of tannin and a pleasing finish. Score: 92. Reviewed June 16, 2014

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