2008 Daedalus Cellars Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.0% alc., 1,180 cases, $25. Released May 2011. Sourced from five vineyards in three AVAs. Long cold-soak (21-36 days) with a cuvaison of 32 to 56 days. Native yeast fermentation. 15% whole cluster. Aged 21 months in 18% new French oak. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Nicely perfumed with aromas of black cherries, violets, dark chocolate and a hint of oak. A lighter-weighted wine that still offers plenty of pleasure including flavors of red fruits, savory herbs and a hint of coffee. Supple tannins make for easy drinking now. Very Good. Reviewed August 13, 2011

Winery: Daedalus Cellars
From article: Not Too Late For Oregon ’08