2016 Keeler Eola-Amity Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.6% alc., pH 3.53, TA 0.58, 237 cases, $38. Released April 29, 2018. Made with biodynamic grapes. Dijon 943, 667, 115, 777 and Pommard. Harvest Brix 23.8ยบ. Aged 18 months in French oak barrels, 17% new and 83% neutral. After 10 months, 3 neutral barrels of Dijon 115 were moved to a concrete egg vessel to finish for 8 months. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. The aromas and flavors come more alive over time in the glass. The nose offers scents of cherry, spice and fertile earth with some oak embellishment. A gentle, lighter weighted wine driven by red fruits and companion oak with silky tannins. There is a slight underlying creosote/ash flavor that does not appeal to me. Score: 88. Reviewed July 8, 2019

Winery: Keeler Estate Vineyard
From article: Extensive Tasting of 2016 & 2017 Vintage Willamette Valley Pinot Noir