2006 Eastburn Vineyards Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., 450 cases, $38. The first vintage under this label. The 15-acre Eastburn vineyard is planted exclusively to Pinot Noir on an outcrop of red, volcanic Jory soil (rarely found outside of Dundee Hills). There are five acres each of Dijon clones 114, 115 and 777. Planted in 2001 and farmed to LIVE practices. · Well-endowed black raspberry and blackberry jam aromas and flavors with earthy accents. Attractive silkiness on the palate with well-integrated oak. Reviewed December 17, 2008

Winery: Eastburn Vineyards
From article: Chehalem Mountains