2016 Winter’s Hill Single Block Series Block 10 Whole Cluster Dundee Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.7% alc., 73 cases, $49. Fall 2018 release. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Haunting aromas of dark cherry, spice and burnt tobacco. This wine offers significantly more concentration than the 100% de-stemmed version with a darker fruit profile, somewhat more tannins, and a very slightly astringent finish. That said, I find it more appealing for its black cherry, spice and tobacco flavors as well as its seductive texture. I am a whole cluster junkie and my score reflects that preference in comparison to the de-stemmed version of this wine. Score: 92. Reviewed November 2, 2018

Winery: Winter’s Hill Vineyard
From article: Recently Tasted Willamette Valley Pinot Noir