2012 Willamette Valley Vineyards Whole Cluster Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.7$ alc., $22. Produced from fermented uncrushed grape clusters (carbonic maceration) and aged in stainless steel. Harvest Brix 21.3º-25.6. Clones 114, 115, 667, 777, Pommard and Wädenswil planted in Jory, Laurelwood and Missoula Flood sediment. · Light cherry red color in the glass. Aromas of black cherry, spice, dark rose petal and oak. Light, slightly confected flavors of cherry and raspberry, with a floral note. Forward drinking, with supple tannins. Good depth and ripeness with some finish. Chill this wine slightly for pleasurable summer drinking. Score: 88. Reviewed July 13, 2015

Winery: Willamette Valley Vineyards
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