2008 Wahle Vineyards & Cellars Holmes Hill Eola-Amity Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.6% alc., $33. Vineyard is named after H.N.V. Holmes who set out from Missouri in search of his land claim in 1848. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Tight initially, opening gradually to reveal aromas of dark berry fruit and subtle oak. Discreetly concentrated flavors of dark berries and plum with hints of graham, chocolate and savory oak. Svelte tannins and balanced acidity. A thoroughly pleasing wine that is nicely balanced. Very good. Reviewed June 4, 2013

Winery: Wahle Vineyards & Cellars
From article: Oregon Pinot Noir Doctors