2015 Compton Old Vine Series Llewellyn Cuvée Willamette Valley Oregon Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., pH 3.54, TA 0.62, 329 cases, $38, screwcap. Mostly Pommard, Wädenswil and Dijon 115 clones from old vines averaging 35 years of age and all dry farmed. Small lot fermentations, aged 18 months in French oak barrels. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Very pleasant aromas of chocolate, cherry and spice. The mid weight dark red cherry and blueberry flavors cascade through a welcome attack and mid palate, finishing with length and cherry-fueled goodness. Nicely balanced with added accents of spice, tobacco and saline. Score: 90. Reviewed October 22, 2017

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