2012 Coeur de Terre Vineyard Willamette Valley Oregon Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.67, TA 0.61, 2,480 cases, $26. Released May 15, 2014. Average harvest Brix 24.3º. 50% estate vineyard fruit with the rest from other vineyards in the McMinnville AVA and one vineyard that borders the AVA. Multiple clones including Pommard, Wädenswil, 113, 114, 115, 667, 777 and Coury selection. Indigenous and commercial yeast fermentation, aged 11 months sur lie in 20% new, 40% once-filled, 30% twice-filled and 10% neutral French oak barrels. · Dark reddish purple color in the glass. Deep aromas of black cherry, dried herbs and oak spice. Mid weight + flavors of dark plum and boysenberry. Highly flavorful with complimentary tannins and juicy acidity. Easy to like. Score: 88. Reviewed December 11, 2014

Winery: Coeur de Terre Vineyard
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