2016 Anam Cara Mark X Nicholas Vineyard Chehalem Mountains Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., $75. A blend from Reserve rows and barrels that is boldly crafted. 90% field blend of Pommard, 115 and 114, 10% W├Ądenswil. Aged in French oak barrels, 30% new, 30% once-filled. · Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. Shy, but pleasant aromas of black fruits lead off. Bold, rich and full-bodied, yet possessing good energy and spirit. The core of blackberry and black current fruits are blessed with commendable oak integration. The tannins are reigned in, the texture is velvety and the finish is noticeably lengthy. Considerably more open and giving when tasted the next day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Best to decant first for current drinking. Score: 93. Reviewed July 21, 2018

Winery: Anam Cara Cellars
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