2009 Seven of Hearts Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., 630 cases, $20. Released February 1, 2011 via tap program in Portland restaurants, May 1, 2011 in bottles. Sourced from five vineyards in three appellations. Pommard, W├Ądenswil, 777, 667 and 115 clones. 12% whole cluster, native yeast fermentation, 23% new French oak barrels, unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Hint of volatile acidity which lessens over time. Scent of spiced red berries and a hint of new oak. Flavors of red strawberries and cranberries and cherries with savory herbs. Bright acidity and mild tannins. A daily drinker. Decent. Reviewed August 13, 2011

Winery: Seven of Hearts Wine
From article: Oregon '09: Precocious and Seductive