2006 Cardwell Hill Cellars Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.2% alc., 500+ cases, $26. From plantings of Dijon, Pommard and W├Ądenswil clones in Philomath, Oregon. The best 21 barrels in the cellar. Aged 18 months in French oak barrels. Unfined and unfiltered. · Very ripe dark fruits are featured with hints of raisin and port, stopping short of prune. Deft touch of cardamon and clove spice. Very smooth mouthfeel. Well-crafted but the fruit is a little riper than I prefer. Reviewed March 26, 2009

Winery: Cardwell Hill Cellars
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