2016 Anam Cara Nicholas Vineyard Reserve Chehalem Mountains Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., 150 cases, $53. Sourced from reserve rows that yield no more than 1.5 tons per acre. A barrel selection. W├Ądenswil, 16% 115, 16% 114 and 18% field blend of Pommard, 115 and 114. Aged in French oak barrels, 22% new, 22% once-filled. · Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. Glorious aromas of black cherry, blackberry, spice and earthy flora. Very pleasing in the mouth, displaying black cherry, black raspberry and cassis flavors with a deft touch of oak. Silky and well-balanced, with mid weight plus concentration, finishing with some purpose. Score: 91. Reviewed July 21, 2018

Winery: Anam Cara Cellars
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