2014 Winter’s Hill Estate Block 1 Dundee Hills Oregon Pinot Noir

12.7% alc., 44 cases, $49. This bottling is part of the Single Block Series began in 2006. Block 1 is part of the original planting in 1990 and consists of own-rooted Pommard clone. It is at a lower elevation and easterly exposed so it is a cooler block that is usually the last block of Pinot Noir harvested. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Shy aromas of cherry, cranberry and turned soil. A solid, but somewhat lean wine with pleasurable cherry and blueberry flavors infused with a savory thread of herbs. Nicely composed with good harmony and noticeable acidic verve. Score: 88. Reviewed February 1, 2017

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