2014 Anam Cara Heather’s Reserve Chehalem Mountains Oregon Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., 50 cases, $70. Release spring 2017. Nicholas Vineyard. 35% Dijon 114, 35% Dijon 115 and 30% Wädenswil. A selection of specific rows and vines pruned for low yields and barrels that excelled before blending. An elegant expression of the vineyard in this vintage. Aged in French oak barrels, 75% once-filled. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Lovely perfume of crushed black cherries, raspberries and wood spice. Discreetly concentrated flavors of cherry and cranberry with a submerged oak accent. Light on its feet, crisp and juicy, with a suede texture and a vibrant finish. An elegant wine that will seduce with its aromatics and lithe demeanor. Score: 92. Reviewed October 19, 2016

Winery: Anam Cara Cellars
From article: Recently Tasted Oregon Pinot Noir