2018 Lavinea Temperance Hill Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir

13.9% alc., $75. A high elevation site above Bethel Heights Vineyard exposed to the Van Duzer Corridor influence. Grapes for this wine were planted in 2001 by Dai Crisp and farmed organically. Harvest Brix 23ยบ. Spontaneous fermentation without inoculations. Aged in mixed oak cooperage, 35% new. · Dark garnet color in the glass. A complex nose offers aromas of purple berries, wine cave, cardamom spice and earth. Rich yet gently powerful in a mid-weight plus style, offering flavors of darkest cherry, boysenberry, earth, iron and a touch of complimentary oak. Silken in texture with modest tannic sinew, and fruit-dominated, expansive length. This wine accurately reflects the Temperance Hill ethos. Score: 94. Reviewed February 21, 2022

Winery: Lavinea Winery
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