2014 Anam Cara Mark VIII Chehalem Mountains Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

50 cases, $70. Release spring 2017. Nicholas Vineyard. A selection from reserve barrels with the highest percentage of new oak (40%) meant to be a bold expression of the vineyard in this vintage. 50% Pommard and 50% Dijon 777. · Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. Aromas of black cherry, black raspberry, spice and tobacco lead off. Full-bodied and structured, with flavors of purple and black fruits. Sleek and velvety in the mouth, offering the slightest oak imprint, and exhibiting a very long and mighty finish. A masculine, fruit-driven wine. Score: 92. Reviewed October 19, 2016

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