2019 Hundred Suns Breaker Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir

13.4% alc., $55. Last of two vintages from this vineyard. Some grapes were placed in sealed tanks untouched and others were de-stemmed into open-top tanks and fermented with natural yeast. · Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. A complex nose with aromas that really come at you including blueberry-pomegranate, menthol, rose petal and tilled earth. The core of black cherry and blueberry fruits are framed by noticeable but not foreboding tannins. There are added flavors of black tea, dried herbs and umami. A darker-fruited expression of Pommard that should spend time in the cellar or be decanted to soften the tannins. Score: 92. Reviewed May 28, 2022

Winery: Hundred Suns Wine
From article: List of Williamette Valley Old Vine Pinot Noir Vineyards by Original Planting Dates 1965-1979