2012 Coeur de Terre Vineyard Estate Tallulah’s Run Reserve McMinnville Willamette Valley Oregon Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., pH 3.76, TA 0.55, 67 cases, $65. Clones 115, 667 and 777. 4-day cold soak, indigenous and commercial yeast fermentation, aged 13 months in 40% new, 30% once-filled and 30% twicefilled French oak barrels. Unfined and unfiltered. · Inky dark reddish purple color in the glass. Aromas of blackberry, black currant and ollaliberry syrup. Sappy purple fruits coat the tongue with layers of flavor. Bold tannins match the hedonistic fruit in a balanced recipe. The huge fruit-filled finish leaves a stunning impression. Closer to Syrah than Pinot, but a voluptuous wine that is hard to ignore. Nicely crafted in this style. Score: 90. Reviewed December 11, 2014

Winery: Coeur de Terre Vineyard
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