2013 TREOS Estate Founder’s Choice Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.7% alc., 125 cases, $35. Released November 2016. 2 Dijon clones. The biggest, boldest, most “bad-ass” expression of Pinot Noir that Dave can achieve. Targeted at consumers who like the body and texture of Rhone reds and Brunellos, while maintaining the black cherry, dark plum flavor profile of Pinot Noir. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. The sweetly aromatic nose offers scents of dried cherry, plum, herbal tea and oak. Mid weight flavors of dark cherry, black raspberry and savory herbs satisfy. Modest tannins and oak support the fruit load that displays good intensity on the dry, but not bitter finish. Not as “bad-ass” as the 2012 version and more appealing to me. Score: 88. Reviewed January 16, 2017

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