2014 Seven Springs Estate Eola-Amity Hills Oregon Pinot Noir

13.1% alc., 2,078 cases, $45. Produced from own-rooted Pommard and W├Ądenswil vines planted in 1984. 75% of fruit de-stemmed. Aged 16 months in French oak barrels, 30% new. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Embraceable aromas of black cherry, cardamom spice, toast and burnt tobacco. Mid weight flavors of black cherry with an earthy riff in a very engaging style. There is noticeable smoky oak overlay but it is not excessive. The tannins are silky, and the tart cherry finish has good persistence and cut. Score: 93. Reviewed May 7, 2017

Winery: Evening Land Vineyards
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted Oregon Pinot Noir