2013 Benton-Lane Estate Grown Willamette Valley Oregon Pinot Noir

13.4% alc., $25, screwcap. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Aromas of cherry, earthy flora and woodpile are underlain with a hint of matchstick reduction. Light to mid weight red cherry and berry fruits satisfy in this simple and forward wine that has a modest and grippy finish. The tannins are silky, making for easy enjoyment, but the mid palate is a bit shallow and the oak overlay sticks out. Score: 87. Reviewed July 9, 2016

Winery: Benton Lane Winery
From article: Recently Tasted Oregon Pinot Noir