2014 Guillén Damian Winemaker’s Cuvée Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., 140 cases, $40. A meticulous selection of the best barrels in the cellar that offer harmony, complexity and mouth feel. 40% Vista Hills (667), 20% Meredith Mitchell (Pommard) and 40% Saikkonen (Pommard) vineyards. No cold soak. 100% whole cluster, native yeast fermentation. Basket pressed, aged on the lees 11 months in French oak barrels, 20% new. Filtered at bottling. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. enticing aromas of black cherry, pine sap and spice lead to a middleweight, cherry-driven wine that is succulent yet refined. Elegantly composed, with filigree tannins, an adroit finish and impressive harmony. The winemaker went for harmony rather than boldness and it shows. Score: 94. Reviewed January 6, 2018

Winery: Guillén Family Wines
From article: Virtuous Willamette Valley Pinot Noir