2017 Ruby Flora’s Reserve Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir

alc., $125. Own-rooted Wädenswil 1A vines dating to 1973. 100% de-stemmed, native yeast fermentation, aged 10 months in neutral French barriques and puncheons. · Light garnet color in the glass. Delicate aromas of cherry, strawberry, sous-bois, graham and cardamom building in intensity over time in the glass. My notes say “amazing nose.” Considerably more power and palate presence than the light color would suggest. Replete with cherry goodness married to gossamer tannins. More elegant and lacy than the Estate Blend, with an extremely long, and I mean long, finish. Score: 96. Reviewed May 28, 2022

Winery: Ruby Vineyard & Winery
From article: List of Williamette Valley Old Vine Pinot Noir Vineyards by Original Planting Dates 1965-1979