VOLUME 11, ISSUE 45
June 12, 2019

2014 Flâneur Willamette Valley Oregon Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., 250 cases, $40. 60% estate Flanerie Vineyard and 40% X-Novo Vineyard. Fermented with feral yeast, aged 18 months in French oak barrels (40% new) and bottled unfiltered. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Heady aromas of black cherry, spice and floral bouquet captivate. Opens slowly in the glass, offering a core of sappy black cherry and black raspberry goodness accented with welcome spice and framed by muscular tannins. The finish is particularly impressive, leaving a trail of spiced dark fruits in its wake. Even better when tasted later in the day from a previously opened bottle. Score: 92. Reviewed June 25, 2017

Winery: Flâneur Wines
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted Willamette Valley Wines