2015 Winter’s Hill Estate Watershed Dundee Hills Oregon Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., 1,500 cases, $25. Stemmed grapes were allowed to cold soak for 3 days before yeast inoculation. Aged 8 months in oak barrels. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Discreetly concentrated, with cherry fruit at the core of the wine and a thread of leafy herbs in the background. There is compost and barnyard aromas upon opening with some fruit expression arriving later. The tannins are supportive, the acidity is brisk, and the herb infused cherry essence shows up on the finish with good intent. Score: 88. Reviewed February 1, 2017

Winery: Winter’s Hill Vineyard
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted Oregon Wines