2013 Sokol Blosser Dundee Hills Oregon Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., 9,700 cases, $38. Made with 100% organic grapes, and an Oregon Department of Agriculture Organic Certified Wine. Estate grown, 100% Pinot Noir. A portion is vinified with limited skin contact and another portion undergoes a lengthy post fermentation maceration. Aged 16 months in French oak barrels, 31% new. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Initial aromas of black cherry, pipe smoke and rose petal give way to more oak influence over time in the glass. Soft in the mouth with gentle tannins, featuring light to mid weight flavors of black raspberry and black cherry and a thread of dried herbs in the background. The brief finish offers notes of oak kissed maraschino cherry. Score: 87. Reviewed August 29, 2016

Winery: Sokol Blosser Winery
From article: Recently Tasted 2013 Oregon Pinot Noir