2017 Geødesy Chehalem Mountain Vineyard Chehalem Mountains Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., pH 3.45, TA 0.60, 115 cases, $80. Harvest Brix 24.3º. 15% whole cluster. Concrete open-top tank 18-day maceration including a 5-day cold soak. Native MLF and aging 15 months on the lees in French oak barrels, 50% new. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. Pleasing array of aromas including black raspberry, blackberry, baking spices, dark cocoa, vanilla and toast. Mid weight plus in style with a burly core of deep people and black fruits framed by evident tannins. The finish is long and fruity. This wine has propelled by burly fruit and shows a little less charm than the Eola Springs Vineyard bottling. Score: 91. Reviewed July 8, 2019

Winery: Geodesy Wine
From article: Extensive Tasting of 2016 & 2017 Vintage Willamette Valley Pinot Noir