2013 Helioterra Vintner’s Select Willamette Valley Oregon Pinot Noir

12.5% alc., pH 3.67, TA 0.62, 125 cases, $38. Sourced from five vineyards, multiple Dijon clones and Pommard. Best of the cellar: vintner's favorite barrel from each of the five vineyards. Native yeast fermentation, aged 11 months in French oak barrels, 32% new. · Light cherry red color in the glass. Fruity nose offering aromas of red cherry, cranberry and complimentary oak. Silky and charming on the palate, with a modest attack of red cherry and red berry fruits with savory bent. Well-concealed tannins, good cherry and oak counter play, finishing with some cherry goodness. A solid offering, but in this vintage lacks engaging fruit concentration. Score: 89. Reviewed February 5, 2016

Winery: Helioterra Wines
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted Pinot Noir