2012 Roots Roots Estate Vineyard Yamhill-Carlton Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.9% alc., $40. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. A cherry bombast with an explosion of fresh, fully ripened cherry goodness highlighting the nose and palate. Some elegance and modest tannins that keep the fruit in line. Assertive and showy, yet caressing in the mouth, with an intensely cherry-driven finish. You begged for more cherry and here it is. Score: 93. Reviewed July 6, 2014

Winery: Roots Wines & Vineyard
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