2017 Chemistry Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., pH 3.54, TA 0.56, $15, screw cap. Produced and bottled by Chehalem, Dayton, Oregon. Sourced from premier sites in the Willamette Valley. Aged in French oak barrels, 15% new, 85% neutral. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Aromas of red cranberry, baking spice and a hint of straw. Light to mid weight essence of juicy red cherry with a slightly confected tone. Silky in the mouth with easygoing tannins and a short, but pleasing finish. A friendly Pinot Noir. Score: 89. Reviewed January 16, 2019

Winery: Chehalem Winery
From article: Mining Oregon’s Willamette Valley for Good Pinot Noir Priced at or Less Than $30