2012 Chehalem Stoller Vineyard Dundee Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., pH 3.60, TA 0.58, 426 cases, $50. Harvest Brix 24.2º-24.5º. Aged 11 months in 100% new French oak barrels, 50% new and 445 1-year-old. Crossflow filtered. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Extremely fragrant with hi-tone aromas of dark raspberries, cassis and toasty oak. Suave on the palate, with robust, flavors of black raspberry, black plum, tea, and spice framed by mildly grippy tannins. Somewhat earthy, with a tug of oak in the background. Impressive fruit intensity and finishing length. Score: 91. Reviewed March 16, 2015

Winery: Chehalem Winery
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted Pinot Noir