2016 Lingua Franca Hopewell Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.0% alc., 340 cases, $60. Crafted from Dijon clones farmed to exacting standards by Mimi Castell in the hills above the village of Hopewell. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Lovely aromas of black cherry, woodland spice, pipe smoke and toasty oak. The middleweight black cherry, boysenberry and black raspberry flavors are very satisfying. Admirable balance, with a compliment of toasty oak in the background and an extended and generous finish. Even better when tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle with an emerging seductive nose and a memorable finish. Score: 93. Reviewed February 2, 2019

Winery: Lingua Franca
From article: Recently Tasted Willamette Valley Wines