2014 Seven Springs Estate Anden Eola-Amity Hills Oregon Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., $. The lower half of Seven Springs Vineyard is home to the original 1984 plantings of Pommard and W├Ądenswil clones of Pinot Noir planted on their own roots. This wine celebrates the history of Seven Springs focusing on vines that are slowly succumbing to the ravages of phylloxera. The smallest and most beautiful clusters are harvested and fermented on the stems. The wine was raised in 100% new Ermitage barrels and bottled without filtration. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Very shy nose initially, even reductive, picking up appealing aromas of cherry, spice and toasty oak over time. Very fulfilling in the mouth, with a whole cluster fermented demeanor, offering flavors of dark cherry, spice and burnt tobacco. There is also a savory underpinning that is intriguing. Very subtle oak support, integrated tannins and a juicy finish. Even better when tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle indicating this wine will benefit from more time in the cellar. Score: 94-95. Reviewed May 7, 2017

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