2014 Youngberg Hill Natasha Block McMinnville Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., pH 3.20, TA 0.62, RS 0, 437 cases, $50, screwcap. Willakenzie marine sedimentary soil. Harvest Brix 22.3º. 60% Pommard and 40% Wädenswil planted in 1989. Aged 13 months in French oak barrels, 35% new. Dark garnet color in the glass. · Deeply aromatic, with scents of very ripe black cherry, black raspberry accompanied by a slight oxidative note in the background. Full-bodied with plenty of ripe, sappy, and sweet black fruits underlain with a thread of oak. The lower pH and muscular tannins lead to some astringency and bitterness on the finish. Score: 87. Reviewed May 7, 2017

Winery: Youngberg Hill Vineyards & Inn
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted Oregon Pinot Noir