2008 Maysara Estate Asha McMinnville Oregon Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., 580 cases, $39, screw cap. Aged 22 months in 40% new French oak barrels. · Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. Complex aromatic profile offering scents of dark cherries and berries, rose hips tea, potpourri and dark chocolate. Discreetly concentrated core of very ripe cherries, berries and plums with an undertone of brown spices and sassafras exhibiting a long, hi-strung, citric-laced finish. Should evolve beautifully over the next 5 to 10 years. Very good (+). Reviewed February 22, 2012

Winery: Maysara
From article: Sips of Oregon Pinot Noir