2015 Walter Scott Dubay Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills Oregon Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., 125 cases, $50. This small vineyard is located on a steep, rocky hillside and is farmed by viticulturist Ryan Hannaford. Yields were 1.6 tons in 2014. Fermented with ambient yeasts and aged 15 months in French oak barrels, 40% new. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Aromas of well-ripened blackberry, cassis, Asian spices, nut oil and vanilla in a moderately rich styled wine with impressive balance and a fulfilling finish replete with exuberant blackberry, blueberry and pomegranate fruit. Somewhat unyielding at this young age, but the charm and pedigree is evident. Considerably better when tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle, with aromas of exotic spices, lush fruit flavors, and good cut on the juicy finish. Score: 93-94. Reviewed May 7, 2017

Winery: Walter Scott Wines
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted Oregon Pinot Noir