2011 Thomas Dundee Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.2% alc., $80 (secondary market). A cult wine with no winery website, very small estate production allocated to a mailing list. Very difficult to track down access to mailing list. Often sold at 2 to 3 times release price on secondary market. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Shy, but appealing aromas of cherry, raspberry, spice and oak all in harmony. More intensity and sparkle than the 2010 bottling, with vivid cherry, raspberry, and spice and a flowery note in the background. Notable dry tannins should resolve over time. Plenty of cherry and spice on the soprano finish. Tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle, the wine had become more expressive and interesting with more spice, fruit brightness, and softer tannins. Very age worthy. Score: 92. Reviewed July 6, 2014

Winery: Thomas
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