2010 Seven of Hearts Special Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.5% alc.,112 cases, $42. A blend of several vineyards in the Yamhill-Carlton, Eola- Amity Hills and Chehalem Mountains AVAs. Volcanic and sedimentary soils. Clones 114, 115, 667, 777, Pommard, W├Ądenswil and Mariafeld. Aged in 27% new French oak barrels. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Shy, but pleasant aromas of black cherry preserves and musk. Well-endowed with a core of delicious dark cherry and dark red raspberry flavor. Silky and seamless on the palate with restrained tannins and noticeable finishing power. The wine is slow to evolve in the glass and was considerably better the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Decant if you must drink now. Very good. Reviewed April 13, 2013

Winery: Seven of Hearts Wine
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