August 27, 2019
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2012 Antiquum Farm Juel Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., 225 cases, $37. A meticulously farmed vineyard with native cover crops at a high elevation with thin soils. Clones are Pommard, W├Ądenswil, 777, 667 and 115. Aged in 40% new French oak. · Very dark reddish purple color in the glass. The nose is shy and brooding, offering demure aromas of purple and black berry jam. The deep berry and plum flavor tends to be more generous over time in the glass. A noticeable thread of acidity runs through the background. The tannins are mildly aggressive but the mouth feel is still plush. There is amazing length on the finish which displays a touch of alcoholic heat. The most reserved wine among the 2012 Pinot Noirs crafted by Drew Voit. Score: 91. Reviewed July 6, 2014

Winery: Antiquum Farm
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