2012 Roots Fairsing Vineyard Yamhill-Carlton Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.7% alc., $40. · Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. Elevating aromas of dark red and black berry mash with a hint of oak charm. Needs time in the glass to flesh out, becoming livelier, and revealing a good mid palate attack of black cherry, dark berry and cassis flavors that are complimented by spice and anise-laced oak. Soft and seductive in the mouth with balanced tannins and a bright finish. Score: 90. Reviewed July 6, 2014

Winery: Roots Wine Company
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