2015 Guillén Esteban Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., 495 cases, $25. A four vineyard blend (Vista Hills, Meredith Mitchell, La Dolce Vita and Domingo) 52% Pommard, 18% 667 and 30% 115. 100% whole cluster, native fermentation. Aged 11 months on lees in French oak barrels, 5% new. A selection of the most approachable barrels in the cellar. · Light garnet color in the glass. Aromas of cherry, burnt tobacco, rose petal and grains arrive immediately upon opening. Like able, with a straightforward core of light to mid weight cherry fruit accented with subtle spice and cola notes. Lacy tannins and welcome acidity with a modest finish. Instantly gratifying. Score: 89. Reviewed January 6, 2018

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