2015 Spindrift Cellars Willamette Valley Oregon Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., pH 3.56, TA 0.57, 1,467 cases, $22, screwcap. Seven small vineyards contributed to this blend, many of which are over 15-years-old and all are dry farmed. Soil types are mostly Alluvial and Bellpine series. Clones are Pommard, Wdenswil, 115, 777 and 667. Average 2.25 tons per acre. Fermented in 1.5-ton open-top fermenters with manual punch downs. Aged in French oak barrels. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. A savory and earthen aroma greets the nose. Light to mid weight flavors of red cherry and berry with a herbal undertone. Somewhat austere and simple, with soft tannins and a finish alive with cherry scent. Score: 87. Reviewed October 22, 2017

Winery: Spindrift Cellars
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted Pinot Noir & Chardonnay