2010 TREOS Estate Founder’s Choice Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.0% alc., 898 bottles, $48. Yield 0.70 tons per acre. Harvest date October 13-14, 2010. Harvest Brix 22º. Aged 6 months in 3-year, dry-aged French oak barrels. Fined with Bentonite, no filtering. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Big aromas of black cherry, earthy flora, truffle and a hint of menthol, and big flavors of dark cherries, black raspberries and spice with a slight roasted fruit taste in the background. The oak is evident but supportive, the mouthfeel is soft and luxurious, and the dry finish displays some power and persistence. A big gulp of Pinot. Score: 88. Reviewed December 18, 2013

Winery: Treos Wines
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted Oregon Pinot Noir