2017 Evening Land Seven Springs Estate Anden Eola-Amity Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.0% alc.,1,800 bottles, $100 ($200 magnum). Last vintage from these old vines. Aged in 100% new Ermitage French oak barrels. Unfiltered. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. The nose is rather exotic with scents of darker fruits and mysterious spices. Suave and gracious on the palate in a middleweight style with giving flavors of purple and black fruits framed by restrained tannins. The fruit core is complimented with flavors of earth, animale, and tobacco making this wine quite distinctive. Better when tasted several hours after opening. Needs a few years in the cellars to unfold. Score: 94. Reviewed October 26, 2019

Winery: Evening Land Vineyards
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