2012 Ghost Hill Cellars Prospector’s Reserve Savannah Ridge Yamhill-Carlton Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., pH 3.74, 148 cases, $55. A special selection of barrels intended to create a more masculine and intense reflection of the site and vintage. A blend of the four main clones from the oldest part of the Bayliss-Bower Vineyard: Wädenswil, Pommard, 777 and 114. Aged in 17% new French oak barrels. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Exemplary purity of black cherry fruit on the nose that really soars. A little more sap and backbone than the regular bottling featuring mid weight flavors of Bing cherry, red raspberry, cola, and baking spice. Very juicy acidity with noticeable finishing power and length. Impeccably balanced for age ability. Score: 92. Reviewed November 6, 2015

Winery: Ghost Hill Cellars
From article: Recently Tasted Oregon Pinot Noir