2009 Seven of Hearts Special Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., 147 cases, $42. Released May 1, 2011. From four vineyards in three appellations (including Luminous Hills) and both volcanic and sedimentary soils. Clones 114, 115, 667, 777, Pommard and W├Ądenswil. 33% whole cluster fermentation, native yeast fermentation, aged in 23% new French oak barrels, unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Nice array of aromas including fresh cherries, red currants, spice and a hint of vanilla. Cherry pie filling is the theme with crisp acidity, firm tannins and a lingering presence of perfectly ripe fruit on the finish. Very ephemeral in the mouth. Very Good. Reviewed August 13, 2011

Winery: Seven of Hearts Wine
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