2012 Coeur de Terre Vineyard Estate The Heritage Reserve McMinnville Willamette Valley Oregon Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., pH 3.68, TA 0.575, 466 cases, $36. Harvest Brix 24.2º. Release November 2014. A selection from all four blocks of the estte vineyard. Both younger and mature vines. Aged sur lie for 12 months in 35% new, 30% once-filled, 25% twice-filled and 10% neutral French oak. · Inky dark reddish purple color in the glass. Very ripe fruited with aromas of blackberry, black currant, raisin and vanilla. Rich and full-bodied, with a generous palate of very ripe purple and black fruits and a touch of strawberry and spice mixed in. The charge of tannins on the finish overwhelms the fruit now and needs time to soften. Score: 89. Reviewed December 11, 2014

Winery: Coeur de Terre Vineyard
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