2018 Compton Family Wines Mary’s Peak Vineyard Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., 50 cases, $32. · Light garnet color in the glass. Reaching aromas of dark red cherry reduction, poached plum and forest timber. Light to mid-weight in style but packed with cherry, raspberry and strawberry fruit flavors that engage and expand on the palate. There is a subtle underbelly of oak and dried herbs and some appealing spice shows up on the very long finish. Silky in the mouth and grows in appeal over time in the glass. Flat out great when tasted the following day from a previously opened bottle. Uncompromising and sophisticated and a steal at this price. Score: 94. Reviewed May 30, 2022

Winery: Compton Family Cellars
From article: Vineyards Established 1972-1973