Sunny January day = tasting around off North Valley (Willamette Valley): Light in color and light in aromatic complexion, though quite pretty with some high tone fruit and nice soft soil driven berries. Very soft. Very mellow and elegant palate, with soft fruits on entry. Mellow again on the finish, though very smooth and seamless. Things get gritty and that's what lingers long after swallowing. Another nice wine that will age beautifully. 91+
Taste: Medium bodied with very good and refreshing medium+ acidity. The acidity is noticeable, but it isn't overpowering along with smooth and polished tones of red fruits, cherries, fresh picked berries, rhubarb, and some spice tones.
Overall: This was a beautiful pinot. Well balanced with very good depth on both the nose and palate. It's deceptively drinking right now, but it can certainly benefit from some age.
At the winery tasting room. In the glass: Dark garnet, long legs. On the nose: A bit of skunk initially, blew off to dark cherries & spice. In the mouth: Medium mouth feel, concentrated flavors of cherries and spice, tiny bit of tart on the tongue, light tannin grip, light finish. Liked this one, but at $60 retail, just too much. Found all their selections to be at least 33% more expensive than the market for Oregon pinot.
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