2014 DION Vineyard Winemaker’s Reserve Limited Release Chehalem Mountains Oregon Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., 125 cases, $40. (November 2016 release). Clone 115 planted in 2000 is the anchor of this wine with small amounts of clones 114, 667 and 777 from the same block and a little old vine Pommard for the first time. Harvest Brix 23.6º-24.4º. A barrel selection. Aged in French oak barrels, 50% new. · Light cherry red color in the glass. Aromas of strawberry, cherry and sandalwood lead to a lighter but flavorful experience featuring tastes of red cherry, cranberry and herbs. Beautifully balanced, with crisp acidity and harmonious tannins. This wine has more flair and length than one would expect from the light color. A rather delicate, feminine wine that delivers appealing charm. Score: 91. Reviewed November 19, 2016

Winery: DION Vineyard
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