2014 Phelps Creek Vineyards Columbia Gorge Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., 892 cases, $34. Estate grown Pommard, 115 and 777 clones. Barrel aged in French oak, 15% new. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. This is an embracing wine, offering aromas of black cherry, raspberry, clove and burnt tobacco. Medium bodied, with noticeable depth of black cherry essence making an impression on the mid palate and finish. Lifted and lively, with a silky texture and supportive toasty oak, this refreshing wine offers immediate gratification but has enough backbone to please for several years. Score: 90. Reviewed February 1, 2017

Winery: Phelps Creek Vineyards
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted California Wines