2012 Ruby Single Clone Wädenswil Chehalem Mountains Oregon Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., $125. 40-yearold Wädenswil clone vines planted in Laurelwood soil. Indigenous yeast fermentation. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Seductive perfume of cherry, spice and sandalwood. Lighter weighted flavors of red cherry, cranberry and oak-driven notes of smoke and tobacco. More elegant and engaging than many Willamette Valley Pinot Noirs from the 2012 vintage, with silky tannins and easy drink ability. The oak overlay is a bit imposing. Score: 90. Reviewed September 3, 2017

Winery: Ruby Vineyard & Winery
From article: Checking In On Small Wineries in the Willamette Valley