2013 Willamette Valley Vineyards 40 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.0% alc., 175 cases, $45. A wine crafted by iconic Oregon winemaker Bill Fuller who returned to winemaking to celebrate his 40th vintage. Harvest Brix 22.0º. Pommard clone. Aged 14 months in 30% new French oak barrels. · Moderately light cherry red color in the glass. A crisp and vibrant wine that offers appealing aromas of cherry, cranberry relish and vanilla, and a complex flavor profile including cherry and cranberry fruits, spice, blood orange and oak vanillin. The refined tannins and good cut on the finish make for refreshingly pleasurable drinking. Score: 91. Reviewed December 12, 2015

Winery: Willamette Valley Vineyards
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted Willamette Valley Pinot Noir