2014 Ghost Hill Cellars Bayliss-Bower Vineyard Prospector’s Reserve Yamhill-Carlton Oregon Pinot

13.5% alc., pH 3.42, $55. Released May 1, 2017. A blend of six barrels that created a more masculine and intense reflection of the site and vintage. Wädenswil, Pommard, 777 and 114 clones from the oldest part of the vineyard. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Conspicuous aromas of cherry and forest floor lead to a mouthful of black cherry, blueberry and plum flavors that linger in the mouth and on the finish. Fine-grain tannins back up the fruit that is deftly touched by oak. A polished wine with gratifying balance that will benefit from a little more time in bottle to ameliorate the tannins. Score: 93. Reviewed May 7, 2017

Winery: Ghost Hill Cellars
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted Oregon Pinot Noir